HEAD WATERS, Va. — Elvin “Bill” Pent Puffenbarger, 88, of Head Waters, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at his home.
He was born April 8, 1924, near Sugar Grove, W.Va., a son of the late Granville Frye and Minnie Susan (Eckard) Puffenbarger.
Mr. Puffenbarger served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the U.S. Forestry Service.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and attended Headwaters Presbyterian Chapel.
He was also a member of VFW Post 9666.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Neva McCray, Cleo Carroll and Grace Simmons, and a brother, Sterl Puffenbarger.
He is survived by his loving companion and caregiver, Helen Leach of Head Waters; two sisters, Myrtle Anderson of Hampton, and Virginia Armstrong and husband, Dick, of Staunton; brother D.D. Puffenbarger and wife, Betty, of Swoope, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, with the Rev. Beth Pyles. Burial will follow at Headwaters Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Stuart Neil, Billy Hiner, Peter McCray, Donnie Botkin, Steve Varner, Nelson Simmons and Neal Whitson. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, VA 24465.