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Wilbert Lee "Lum" Poling Sr., 85, died Thursday (May 12, 2016) at Mon General Hospital surrounded by his family.
Wilbert was born in Morgantown on April 1, 1931, son of the late Walter James and Minnie Feathers Poling.
Wilbert worked as a bus driver for the City of Morgantown, Andy Morris Enterprises as a builder, and most recently as a driver for the Morgantown Auto Auction. He was truly a jack of all trades. Wilbert loved to play cards with special friends, Sue Aronhalt, Belinda Shisler and the late Harry Aronhalt. He loved the annual Fourth of July picnic with family and friends and also loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the Mount Morris Sportsman's Club.
Wilbert is survived by five children: son, Wilbert L. Skip Poling Jr. and wife Sherry, daughter, Cathy Poling Ables and husband Carl, all of Morgantown, son, David Allen Poling and wife Arlene of La Barge, Wyoming, daughter, Sandra Poling Abersold and husband John, and daughter, Lillie Poling Finniss and husband Wayne, all of Fairmont; nine grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Also surviving is his faithful dog, Baby Foxy, who rarely left his side.
In addition to his parents, Wilbert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Thelma May Kelley Poling; three siblings, Virginia Ginny Henderson, James Sam Poling and JoAnn Bryan; and a daughter-in-law, Theresa Fitzgerald Poling.
Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. Monday until time of services at 11 a.m., with Pastor John Abersold officiating, at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Visit www.fredjenkinsfuneralhome.com to share memories and offer condolences.
Published on May 13, 2016
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