Jack L. Tawney, 80 - Belmont

Jack L. Tawney, 80, of Belmont, Pleasants County, West Virginia, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

He was born July 5, 1934 at Left Hand WV, a son of the late Clement and Opal Nester Tawney.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clement Tawney, Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Burl and Hazel Ellison Bullard; sister-in-law, Sandy Hackney.

Jack was a Baptist and a 1950 graduate of Spencer High School. He was an Air Force veteran who served in post war Germany as a teletype operator. Jack was a retired supervisor from Union Carbide Corporation and the North Carolina Prison System. He was a member of the Linden Lodge No. 83, A.F. & A.M., Linden WV and the St. Marys Chapter No. 31, O.E.S., St. Marys WV. Jack also worked for the Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, N.C. and the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. He was an avid sports fan and a baseball coach for many years in Pleasants County.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Frances E. Bullard Tawney, whom he married December 24, 1960; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Renita Tawney of Amanda Ohio and Jack and Kathleen Tawney, II of Winterville, NC; six grandchildren, Christopher Tawney, Sarah Tawney, Nathan Tawney, Kristen Tawney, Matthew Tawney and Trevor Tawney; brothers, Jerome Tawney of Cross Lanes WV and Kenneth "Doc" Tawney of Vienna WV; sister, Lamoine King of Left Hand; his best friend of 60 years, since serving with him in the Air Force, George Sandy of Garner NC; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a world of friends; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Eloise Bullard of Chloe WV and Vickie and Rick Deweese of Lavallette WV.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home Online condolences may be expressed at   www.ingramfh.com   or   www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com