Francis Harris “Bud” Poling

Francis Harris “Bud” Poling, 74, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at his home, with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Wendel, WV, on January 23, 1945, son of the late Andrew Francis and Edna Virginia Martney Keffer.

He is survived by his wife Loretta Sharp Poling, they were married April 23, 2001.

Francis enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He liked spending time with his family.

He is survived by one son, Andrew Poling and wife Brittanie of Grafton; three daughters: Cheryl Bartlett of Colorado, Frances K Lowe of Grafton, Glenna and husband Len Kemp of Florida; two stepsons Charlie Williams and Michael Sharp and wife Christina , eight grandchildren: Dan, Andrew, Rebekkah, Bobbie, Kristy, Keith, Breanna and Audreanna;  and three step grandchildren; Damon, Lucas and Zayne; two sisters: Perlina Dell Haynie and James of Youngstown OH, and Patricia Opal Braddock of Grafton, and several other close family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Lee Poling and sister, Barbara Jean Jones.

Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Monday January 6, 2020, from 3:00-8:00 p.m., and on Tuesday January 7, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until time of the funeral hour at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Brandon Hostler officiating.

Interment will follow in the Damon Cemetery, Newburg WV.

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