Frank Richard "Pap" Chivers, age 89, of Little Laurel Run, Farmington, passed away Saturday (Feb. 4, 2017) at Fairmont Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Washington, Pennsylvania. Frank served in World War II in the Army as a corporal in the 96th Fighter Squadron, 82nd Fighter Group, as an airplane and engine mechanic.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Gladys Marie Juker Chivers; his parents, Francis H. Chivers and Helen Malone Chivers; and two sisters, Helene Noelle Chivers and Francis Ellen Chivers. Frank is survived by two sons, Frank H. Chivers and wife Linda of Farmington and Gary L. Chivers and wife Jessica of Brookhaven; four granddaughters, Tiffany Chivers and companion John Roberts of Shinnston, Amanda Wilson and husband Scott of Worthington, Andrea Wildman and companion Steve Corder of Rosemont and Jodi Farrier and husband Seth of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania; and one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Wildman of Rosemont.
Frank retired in 1992 from Interstate Fabricators as a material handler. He also worked at Marion Box Factory and Marion Asphalt. He enjoyed fishing at Joanne Sportsmen Club in Rachel, playing bingo, country music, traveling and family barbecues. He and Gladys also spent many weekends at their campsite in Big Bear Lake Campgrounds. In his younger days, he was an avid hunter. He was known for his infectious sense of humor and love of sweets.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be left at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on  February 6, 2017