Telford Ray Sayre

March 12, 1922 - January 21, 2016

03/12/1922 - 01/21/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday January 24, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Visitation
Sunday January 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday January 25, 2016
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV
Directions
Service
Monday January 25, 2016
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

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

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Elaine
6 years ago

My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of your dear, Telford. May you find comfort in your loving memories and the warmth of family and friends. A scripture that has uplifted me during times such as this is found at Revelation 21:4. There it describes a time when death and pain will be gone forever after God restores his original purpose for the earth. We will even see our loved ones again who we have lost in death (John 5:28 & 29). It is our hope that these words bring you a measure of comfort during this difficult time as well. Once again, please accept our condolences as you deal with your loss.

Elaine
6 years ago

My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of your dear Telford. May you find comfort in your loving memories and the warmth of family and friends. A scripture that has uplifted me during times such as this is found at Revelation 21:4. There it describes a time when death and pain will be gone forever after God restores his original purpose for the earth. We will even see our loved ones again who we have lost in death (John 5:28 & 29). It is our hope that these words bring you a measure of comfort during this difficult time as well. Once again, please accept our condolences as you deal with your loss.

Carolyn Ericsson
6 years ago

Eva, I’m so sorry for your loss. I am out of town or I would be there

Janet Hinerman
6 years ago

Such a lovely video tribute for a wonderful life. A truly beautiful love story. My heart goes out to all of you during this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Major Kimbro
6 years ago

To the entire Sayre Family,
Our most sincere prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time in your life. May God give you the strength and courage needed to help get you through each day. Each of you have our deepest sympathy.
The Major Kimbro Family

Teresa Hughes
6 years ago

Grandpa I love you! I really don’t know how I’m going to deal with you being gone. I know you are in a better place now and you don’t have to fight with that oxygen tube anymore! I have so many good memories that will have to last until I see you again. My Monday’s are definitely not going to be the same. I will cherish our visits and conversations. You were definitely very special to me! All my love, Teresa❤️

Penny Sayre Spaur
6 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and comfort for everyone. I’m sorry I didn’t know him better but I do remember him as a little girl.

Maryann Droll
6 years ago

Dear Ones —
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
6 years ago

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 Telford Ray Sayre, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Veteran, Telford Ray Sayre, “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 †