Forrest S. Friel, 88, of Marlinton went home to be with the Lord June 30, 2022, at his home.
Born July 1, 1933, in Clawson, he was a son of the late Warrick and Virgie Payne Friel.
Mr. Friel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntersville, a 101st Air Borne Army Korean veteran, retired coal miner and forester.
His wife, Susie Friel, survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Margaret Wilfong and husband, Ted of Hillsboro, Brenda Butler of Shenandoah, Virginia, Connie Colaw of Monterey, Virginia, Lisa Robertson and husband, Sherman of Buckeye, and Teresa Johnson and husband, Geno, and Sandra Krout and Randall Bennett, all of Marlinton; a son, Forrest “Rusty” Friel of Franklin; 19 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Adele Smith of Montecello, Virginia.
He was also preceded in death by two infant children, daughters, Judy McLaughlin, and Frances Castle; a great-granddaughter, Alleah Barnisky; brothers, Clarence Friel and Charles Friel; and sisters, Mary Ryder and Ada Galford.
Funeral services were be held Sunday at the Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye with Pastor Phillip Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Clawson Cemetery in Thorney Creek with military honors by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corp.
Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com.