Rev. Earl Benjamin Bible, 85, of Seneca Rocks passed away Aug. 4, 2022, at his home.
He was born on June 24, 1937, on Timber Ridge (Seneca Rocks), the son of the late Fred and Maggie Belle (Casto) Bible.
Rev. Bible was a 1956 graduate of Circleville High School and continued his education at seminary college. He had been a United Methodist pastor for more than 40 years with the Allegheny Charge, serving Pendleton and Randolph counties. He was a member and had pastored at Circleville United Methodist Church and was a member of the Seneca Rocks United Methodist Church.
He worked at Hanover Shoe Company for more than 30 years as a supervisor in the cutting department until it closed. He previously worked for DC Harper’s in Seneca Rocks, drove a school bus, had worked for the Federal Government in Washington, DC, for two years, and enjoyed cattle and sheep farming. He had served with the United States National Guard.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family
On March 31, 1956, he married his wife of 66 years, Doris Alice (Harper) Bible, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind to cherish his memory a daughter, Armanda Darlene (Bible) Heavner (Steve) of Riverton; two grandchildren, Benjamin Wayne Heavner (Rebecca) and Hannah Elisabeth Nelson (John); five great-grandchildren, Tori Belle Heavner, Tuff Archie Heavner, Claira Beth Nelson, Haley Marie Nelson and Nathaniel Walter Nelson; a niece; and two great-nieces.
He was also preceded in death by an infant brother (3 days old), Fred Bible, Jr.; and a sister, Evelyn Betty Thompson and husband, Gifford.
Funeral services were held Monday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Superintendent Scott Ferguson officiating. Interment was in the Bible Family Cemetery in Timber Ridge (Seneca Rocks).
Memorial donations can be made to Mountain Memories Assisted Living and Retirement Community, 301 Wilson Ln., Elkins, WV 26241.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.