Russell Berlyn “Buster” Poling

Russell Berlyn “Buster” Poling, 68, of Grafton passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at River Oak Nursing Home, Clarksburg.

He was born July 25, 1949, in Grafton, son of the late John Leo and Thelma Williams Poling.

Russell was a Veteran of the United States Marines, 1967 graduate of Grafton High School, was a truck driver and mechanic for several trucking company his last employer was 3 rivers iron, Fairmont, was a life member of the American Legion Post # 12, VFW #3081 and NRA.

He is survived by two sisters, Vickie Sapp and husband Donald, Grafton Loretta Burbridge, Morgantown, four nieces and nephews, Donald G. Sapp, Jr., Christa Barker, Arielle Shuttlesworth, Michaela  Burbridge, and several great and great great nieces and nephews, three aunts, Elaine Mauller and Tom, Grafton, Mary Weaver, Newburg, and Geraldine Crossland, Balt. Md

Arrangements and  inurnment at the WV National Cemetery are incomplete at this time and being handled by Bartlett Funeral Home, Grafton.

Online condolences can be sent to the Poling family at


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