SAYRE, Telford Ray, 93, of McMechen, W.Va., went to be with our Lord on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
He was born March 12, 1922, in Apple Grove, Ohio, a son of the late Raymond and Josie Sayre.
Telford was retired from the B & O Railroad, a member of the McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the European Front of WWII.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved twin brother, Ashford Sayre, and brothers, Millard and Willard Sayre, and two sisters, Leona and Mildred.
Telford is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Eva Sayre; three children, Michael (Diane) Sayre of Midland, Pa., Patricia (Gary) Sheppard of Elizabeth, W.Va., and Janet (Norman) Rhodes of Glen Dale, W.Va.; one brother, Daniel Sayre; two sisters, Fay Coplin and Leota Saunders; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 21 great-great grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11 am with Rev. Wesley Howsare and Rev. April Forkey officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in Telford’s name to Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943 or through www.tmcfunding.com
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com