Byron “Bud” Filben

April 5, 1934 - October 31, 2023

04/05/1934 - 10/31/2023

Byron “Bud” Hull Filben, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away on October 31, 2023, at the age of 89. He was born on April 5, 1934, in Glen Dale, West Virginia, to the late William and Mabel Filben.

Bud led a fulfilling life, leaving behind cherished memories for his family and friends. He dedicated many years of his career as an Operator at Olin Chemical Company, where he worked diligently with much pride.

Outside of work, Bud found joy in various hobbies and interests. He had a green thumb and spent countless hours tending to his garden. Bud also enjoyed spending time at the bowling alley, where he showcased his skills and shared laughter with his loved ones. He was a passionate supporter of WVU sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bud proudly served his country and was honored with the Good Conduct Medal during his time in the US Army. His commitment to duty and service will be remembered with gratitude.

In addition to his parents, Bud is also preceded in death by his brothers John and Kenneth Filben, and his son Byron “Buddy” Filben.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rosalie (Burkle) Filben, who stood by his side through thick and thin, sharing a lifetime of love and companionship. Bud’s children, Gregory (Kerry) Filben of St. Louis, MO, Matthew (Jill) Filben of Morgantown, WV, and Leslie (Pat) Garrett of Glen Dale, WV, and daughter-in-law, Tracey Filben of Glen Dale, WV will forever cherish the memories and lessons he imparted on each of them.

Bud’s legacy lives on through his grandchildren, Shelby Garrett, Gregory Painter, Joshua Garrett, Cody Filben, Tanner (Izzie) Filben, Abby Filben, Bailey Filben, and Kailey Filben. Each one carries a piece of his spirit and will remember him as a source of love, guidance, and inspiration.

Services to honor Bud’s life will be held at the convenience of the family at Mt. Rose Cemetery in Moundsville, WV.

In this time of loss, may we find comfort in the knowledge that Bud’s spirit will forever remain with us. His kind heart, gentle spirit, and unwavering love for his family and friends will continue to inspire and guide us all. May he rest in eternal peace.

In lieu of flowers, Bud’s family invites you to celebrate his life and memory by donating to one of the 3 local band programs that his family is involved with; John Marshall High School Band, Sherrard Middle School Band or Wheeling Middle School Band by clicking the links above.

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Kimberly (Auber) Custer
3 months ago

Leslie, Gregory and your families, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Sending hugs and prayers to you all. May he rest in peace.

Kevin Freshwater
3 months ago

Prayers for the family and friends. He will never be forgotten by all that knew him. May he rest in peace.

Jeff Nightingale
4 months ago

It grieves my heart to read of Buddy’s passing. Filbens we’re our next door neighbors for years..I’d like to have a quarter for every time Buddy set with me, and drilled the names of every Pittsburgh Pirate playing at that time…until I could recite the names of the entire team.
Buddy would take me with him to pick apples from Allen’s yard then take them to my mom to bake apple.pies….he loved mom’s pies.
i was in town recently and wanted to see his so badly, but it was a bad time…I was disappointed…now I read this. I’ll always remember Buddy, and there will always be a smile in my heart because of Buddy…my heart goes out to Rosalie and family..I love you all.

Sara Jo Anderson
4 months ago

My loving thoughts and prayers are with the family

Amy Hinkelman Filler
4 months ago

Leslie, you have my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. The great kindness of your playing the organ for my father’s funeral in such a trying time meant so much!

Jay Knapp
4 months ago

Matt and family. Sorry about Mr. Filben. My thoughts and sympathy go out to all of you.

Sue Blevins
4 months ago

Matt, Sorry to read about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness. May you find comfort and peace in your faith and memories. WIth my deepest sympathy.

Kerry Filben
4 months ago

Love you Dad! I will always cherish the memory of you and I sharing french fries and gravy together at Mitchell’s restaurant. ❤️😊

Lynnette Tucker
4 months ago

Thoughts and prayers to the Filben family. May you find peace during this difficult time. I’m so sorry your your loss.

Tom Glusich, Jr.
4 months ago

My condolences to the Filben Family. We’re very sorry to hear of Mr. Filben’s passing. May he rest in peace in Angels arms with our Lord and Buddy.