Willard Holmes McCloy


Willard Holmes McCloy, 84, of Parkersburg, WV, departed this life on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Cedar Grove Personal Care Home in Parkersburg, WV.

Willard was born November 13, 1934 at home in Doddridge County, WV a son of the late William and Mary Olive (Reed) McCloy. 

He worked as a shipping and receiving clerk for Kauffman Lattimer Wholesale Drug Company and also drove truck for them.  Willard was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time at the family farm.  He greatly enjoyed his fruit orchards on the farm and playing checkers and poker and his cats Nippy and Walter.  He ran three marathons during his lifetime and finished in 2nd place in all three.  He loved going to the mountains with his son, his son in law, and Dan Holbert, working on his oil wells, and camping.

He is survived by his children, Michael McCloy (Jeanne) of Washington, WV, Willa Dawn McCloy (Jeff Ruble) of Parkersburg, WV, and Melody Holbert (Raymond) of Mineral Wells, WV; grandchildren, Phillip McCloy (Micheal Staats); Ben Smith (Dani); Alicia Agnew (Brad); Zachary Wright (Cayla); Andrew Helmick, Kasey Helmick (John DeBerry), Natalie Snyder, Angela Shank, Michael Holbert (Kayla), and Stacy Holbert (Ryan McClung), along with his 19 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by beloved wife, Karen Sue (Carr) McCloy and 9 siblings. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV with Rev. Rufus Hoalcraft and Tom McCullough officiating. 

Burial will follow the service in the Pullman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 12:00-2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com.

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