Samuel Hayes Pisino

Samuel Hayes Pisino, 86, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Taylor Health Care Center, Grafton, with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Brownton, WV on February 25, 1934, son of the late Samuel and Marie Audia Pisino.

Sam is survived by his wife, Norma Willadene “Willie” Mitchell Pisino, they were married November 21, 1981,

Sam served in the U S Army, and was a longtime truck driver and the owner and operator of Willies Coal Yard in Pruntytown. Sam enjoyed going to McDonalds and talking to his many friends. He was a man that knew no strangers and made friends every where he traveled. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He attended the First Baptist Church of Grafton. His family was precious to him and he enjoyed the time he spent with each of them and the memories they made together.

Sam is survived by two sons, Rick Pisino and wife Charlotte, Grafton; step-son, Edward E. Bennett, Charleston; step-daughter, Denise Diane Busse and husband Bruce, Charleston; eight grandchildren, Jessica Walker, Ginny Stone, Jeffrey Stravrakis, Morgan Busse, Brian Bennett, Sammy Pisino, Keith Pisino, Travis Pisino; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Stravrakis, Braylynn Stone, Brinlee Stone, Leighton Walker, and Michael Pisino; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Weaver Pisino; three sons, Roger Pisino, Randy Pisino, and Sammy Pisino; two sisters, Jean Pisino and Daisey Pisino; and three brothers, Bud Pisino, Frank Pisino, and Johnny Pisino.

Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave. Grafton, on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 3:00-8:00 p.m., with proper distancing and face mask required. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Orville Wright officiating.

Interment will follow in the WV National Cemetery where full Military rites will be accorded by the Taylor County Honor Guard and the WV Army National Guard of Camp Dawson.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the First Baptist Church Food Pantry, Post Office Box 116, Grafton, WV, 26354.

Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Pisino family.

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