Funeral arrangements have been made for State Police Cpl. Marlo Gonzales who died Wednesday night from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Gonzales, 39, was a native of Calhoun and was a graduate of Calhoun High School with the class of 1986.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held there on Sunday at 3 p.m. Gonzales will be buried at Valley View Cemetery in Hurricane.

He was the son of Angelina Whipkey of Boca Raton, Fla., and Russ Westover of Kansas City, Mo. Marlo was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a West Virginia State Trooper for 13 years. He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a fan of football altogether. He also had a love for hunting.

Cpl. Gonzales is survived by wife, Angel Gonzales; children, Adam Gonzales of Huntington and Aaron and Jacob Gonzales of Hurricane; and brothers, Bobby Lopez of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Joey Whipkey of Arizona. Also surviving are his father- and mother-in-law, Franklin C. and Carolyn Kay McCallister of Hurricane.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to The Gonzales Children's Fund, payable to Kay McCallister, c/o Putnam County Bank, P.O. Box 308, Hurricane, WV 25526.

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Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is serving the Gonzales family.