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