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Ronald Forrest Eakle, 73, of Mannington, passed away Saturday (Jan. 6, 2018) at Pierpont Center in Fairmont.
He was born Nov. 8, 1944 at Gypsy, a son of the late Farrell Leon Eakle and Olive Devere Burns Eakle.
He is survived by wife, Brenda Carol Wilfong Eakle of Mannington, with whom he was married to for 43 years; two children, Melissa Eakle of Strasburg, Virginia, and Ronald F. Eakle III of Mannington; three grandchildren, Alexis D. Eakle, Cassandra G. Eakle and Ricky R. Eakle; two brothers, Robert Eakle of Ohio and Richard Eakle of Worthington; three sisters, Ruth Gregory of Worthington, Neva Cottrill of Gypsy, and Eva O'Dell of Lumberport; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a son, Richard R. Eakle, who died in February 2013; and two sisters, Genevieve Tulanowski and Pat Mackay.
Ron worked for 37 years as a coal miner for Consolidated Coal Co. in various mines in the area and was also a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed hunting, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed working on projects.
The family would like to give special thanks to Pierpont Center for their excellent care of Ron the last five years.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington. Funeral services with be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor James Kent officiating. Interment will be at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on January 8, 2018
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