BUCKHANNON — Gareld Poling, 91, of Buckhannon, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. He was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Ellamore, a son of the late William Eli and Lavinia Hornbeck Poling.
On Aug. 18, 1949 he married Mary Wonyetye who survives of Buckhannon; two sons, Bill Poling and wife Gail and Matthew Poling and wife Mateal all of Buckhannon; four granddaughters, Mikaela, Mikenze and Mikinna Poling and Colleen Claypoole and husband Jason all of Buckhannon and great grandchildren, Hannah, Austin, Allie, Bryce and Jenna; one grandson, Luke Eli Poling and wife Rachel of Vandalia, and great-granddaughter, Meadow; twin brother, Gerald Poling of Texas; two sisters, Lorraine Moran of Elkins, and Vera Laskowski and husband Sidney of Elyria, Ohio; four nieces, Linda Sharon Collins of Lakeland, Fla., Greta Kuhl and husband Kenna of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Vera Hammond and husband Bob of Fayetteville, N.C. and Dotti Jilek and husband Bill of Elyria and one nephew, Robert Cummons and wife Joan of Elyria.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Greta Cummons.
Mr. Poling was a custodian for Moore Business Forms of Buckhannon. He was a member of Nays Chapel United Methodist Church, of the Middle Fork IOOF and he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Poling was a 50-year member of the VFW Post 3663.
Friends will be received Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Tallmansville.
Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.