Donald Gene Chadwell, 75 - Normantown

Donald Gene Chadwell, age 75 of Normantown WV departed this life at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg following a one-month illness.

He was born at Mammoth, Kanawha County, August 27, 1937 a son of the late James and Vada Mills Chadwell.

Donald was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict having been stationed on the USS Kearsarge; Superintendent at Wood and Spencer Tap and Die Corp, Cleveland, OH; owned Don and Marvins Superette and Double D Grocery in Mammoth, WV.

He was an avid outdoorsman. The highlight of his life were his grandchildren. Hobbies included collecting coins, knives and guns. He was a Baptist by faith.

Surviving is his wife, Patricia Bess Chadwell of Normantown; one son, Donald G. Chadwell II of Birmingham AL; two grandchildren, Dacota and Cheyanne Chadwell of Birmingham; one step-son, Joey Roldan and wife Heida of Cleveland OH; one step-daughter, Brenda Figueroa and husband Danny of Cleveland; two brothers, Harold Chadwell of Jacksonville FL and Mose Chadwell of Normantown; one sister Sharon Chadwell-Phillips of Lenexa, Kansas.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2012 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Boggs Cemetery at Orton (Normantown) with full military honors. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Donald Gene Chadwell with arrangements.