William George Roman, age 83 of Bradley, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness.
Born on February 20, 1929, at Sanger, W.Va., to the late Mike and Rosa Benis Roman.
Mr. Roman was an United States Army veteran who served during the Korean War Conflict. After serving his country he was a welder by trade and worked for the Beckley Water Company until he became disabled. He was a proud member of the Disabled American Veterans Association. He enjoyed the outdoors and working on anything mechanical. He was also of the Christian faith.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Idore, John, Harry, and Joe Roman; sisters, Annie Roman Crouch and Mattie Roman Smith; and his dog of 17 years, Spike.
Those surviving include his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Hazel Evans Roman, at home; daughters, Ellen Roman Moore (Calvin) of Mt. Hope, Karen Roman Small (John) of Bradley; sister, Dorothy Roman Clay of Easton, Pa.; two grandchildren, Michael Moore (Jaime) of Clemmons, N.C., and Kira Small of Bradley; and an abundance of nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home 1901 S. Kanawha Street Beckley, WV. Then graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, with Pastor Gene Evans officiating, and military graveside rites being conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110. Interment will follow in the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family would like to express gratitude to the nurses and doctors on the third and sixth floor who took such good care of Mr. Roman during his many stays at the Beckley VA Medical Center. Also a special thanks to the wonderful caring nurses at Bowers Hospice House for their tender loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive Beckley WV 25801.
Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at www.roseandquesenberry.net
Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley. Mary ‘Maggie’ Wriston