Orval Sizemore

Orval J. "Bud" Sizemore

Friday, November 22nd, 1929 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Orval “Bud” J. Sizemore, 90, of Winchester, VA formerly of New Martinsville, WV passed peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at his home in the loving care of his wife.

Bud was born November 22, 1929 in Diana, WV; son of the late Owen T. and Lucy (Gum) Sizemore.

He was a retired electrician for the former Camalo, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in post-WWII Europe. A member of Wetzel Masonic Lodge #39 A.F.&A.M., American Legion Post 86 in Paden City, member of the Steelworker Local 5760, Scottish Rite in Wheeling, college and high school football referee, loved all sports, great WVU and Yankee fan and member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Paden City, WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Lonnie, Charles, Therold and two infants; sister, Norma Killenger.

Surviving are his wife, Flora “Tiny” Sizemore; son, Dr. O.J. Sizemore, II of Winchester, VA; granddaughter, MacKenzie Sizemore of South Bound Brook, NJ and grandson, Tristan Sizemore of Noord Holland, Netherlands.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family in Paden Memorial Gardens with the plans of a possible memorial service in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made, in “Bud’s” name, to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 130 South Third Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.
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    Paden Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Rt 2
    PADEN CITY, WV
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    Memorial contributions may be made, in “Bud’s” name, to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 130 South Third Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.

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Marilyn Virden Cotter

Posted at 04:36pm
Tiny and Buddy. So sorry to hear of Orval’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marilyn Virden Cotter
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Mike

Posted at 01:35pm
Or old was a great football official. We worked together for lots of years. Sad to hear of his passing.
Mike Webb
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Tami Schrier

Posted at 07:02pm
Florann, Sending you a big hug during this time. There was never a time in my life that I didn’t know “Size”. He was truely dad’s best friend. Much love to you during this time.
CM

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 05:08am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Orval J. Sizemore, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Orval J. Sizemore is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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Denny Longwell

Posted at 11:04pm
Sincere sympathy to the family. To me he was an example of a person that loved his family, loved his country, loved his union and promoted respectt for others, demanded respect and dignity for working families and was a great friend. I always enjoyed talking with him. I’ll never forget the bus ride and the march in Washington, D.C. in 1991 when he and Tiny sat behind me on the bus. Rest In Peace dear friend.
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