David Porter Donley

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David Porter Donley

August 06, 1939 - February 17, 2019

David Porter Donley David Porter Donley, 79, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley in Weirton. He was born in Washington, PA on August 6, 1939, a son of the late Clarence Alvin Donley and Helen Goodwin Porter Donley. David was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandra Harbert Donley.
David is survived by his son, Mark Donley and his wife Beth of Lakeland, TN; his daughter, Robin Edmond and her husband Todd of Weirton; three grandchildren, Scott Edmond of Weirton, Matthew Donley and Hannah Donley both of Lakeland, TN; a brother, James Donley and his wife Rebecca of Harrisonburg, VA; his sister, Patti Hall and her husband Dwight of Joppa, MD; a sister-in-law, Alice Donley of Montgomery, AL; a dear friend, Billy Wix of Fairmont as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, David was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Donley.
David was a 1957 graduate of East Fairmont High School. He attended WVU and graduated from the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School. He worked as a machinist for Westinghouse and then Philips. David was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, gardening, working in his gunsmith shop and visiting the family camp in Smoke Hole.
The family requests memorial contributions be made in David's memory to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education, 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
In accordance with David's wishes, his body will be cremated. The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 18, 2019
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5 posts

Roland and Carol Bleigh
Mar 03, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of David passing. We just found out today and pray that God will keep Dave in his loving care, and help the family as you go through these times of loss.
Roland and Carol Bleigh
Mar 03, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Dave. We just found out today and we pray that God will take care of Dave and help ease the terrible loss that his family is going through.
Bob and Audrey Cordray
Feb 21, 2019
Sorry to hear of David's passing. You will be in our thoughts and praying for your comfort. I always remember the good times growing up together
Richard and Vickie Hall
Feb 20, 2019
Dave was my friend and gunsmith for many years. He was definitely a master gunsmith, the best in our area. He will be missed.
Betty Berdine Bonham
Feb 20, 2019
I am so sorry for you and to learn of David’s passing. It has been years since we have spoken but there are many wonderful memories of him and his kindness to others. A great family remembered from our growing-up time in Millersville. Praying for Peace to all the family.
Psalm 34:18. Betty