L. Hartley “Joe” Burgreen, Jr.


L. Hartley “Joe” Burgreen, Jr., age 87, of Martin Road, Grafton, WV, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at his residence.

He was born January 13, 1930, a son of the late Leonidas Hartley Burgreen and Georgia Ellen (Fullen) Burgreen.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Margaret L. (Martin) Burgreen; five children, Micah E. Cokinos (Mitchell) of Hiram, GA, Linda J. Vallorani (Ray) of Grafton; Richard R. Burgreen (Pam) of Concord, GA, Joyce L. Lambert (Tom) of Grafton, and James A. Burgreen (April) of Molena, GA; twenty-one grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Betty Kisner, of Grafton, and Marion Ohler of Georgia; one brother-in-law, D. Keith Martin, of Fairmont; and also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert C. Burgreen and John R. Burgreen; one sister, Bettie Belle Burgreen Gower; and two great-grandsons, Carter and Landon Vallorani.

Joe retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Company, in Fairmont, as a truck driver with over 50 years of service. He enjoyed his family, church, truck driving, music, and farming. He was a member of the Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, in Grafton, on Friday, February 24, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Harmony Grove Baptist Church on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Ernest C. Smith officiating. Mr. Burgreen will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11:00 a.m.

Interment will follow at the Harmony Grove Cemetery.

Online Condolences: www.donaldgfordfuneralhome.com.

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