John A. Fury

John Andy Fury, 61, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away peacefully May 10, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born Nov. 4, 1951, in Wood County, a son of the late William Otis and Bessie Beulah Gates Fury.

John was a retired pipefitter, was known as the “Gentle Giant,” and was a friend to everyone. He was a member of Calvary Mission Church.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sandra McVey Fury; four children, Brenita Holberton (Tommy), Kimberly (the late Mark) Didlake, Curtiss (Pam) Fury and Michelle (John) Davis; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Heather, Jordan, Tiffaney, Serena, Morgan, Sierra, Chase and Ashley; three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholis and Lucas; two sisters, Gloria Jean (the late Carl) Bailey and Irene; four brothers, William (Mary), Robert (Betty), Jack (Carolyn) and Frank; and his beloved dog, Angelina.

In addition to his loving parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Tom; and one sister, Beulah.

Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Monday at Calvary Mission Church, with Pastor Jack Brown officiating.

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Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services will be assisting the family with arrangements.