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I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; 2 Timothy 4:7
Oral Lee Plumley, 67, of Shady Spring, died peacefully at home with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Born on December 15, 1950, in Shady Spring, WV, he was the son of the late Oley and Rendia Plumley. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ollie Erman Plumley and his wife, Ileda, and a brother-in-law, John Rogers of Cleveland, Ohio.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 36 years, the love of his life, Sandy Edmonds Plumley, sons, Matthew Lee and his wife, Cathy, whom he loved like a daughter, of South Charleston and Michael Franklin of Shady Spring. Oral had two Grandsons, Carson Richard and Caleb Matthew Plumley, and an Honorary Grandson, Matthew Grant Jenkins, who were the center of "Poppy's" world.
His sisters, Thelma Rogers, Mary "Ethel" (Tom) Douglas and Jean (Shane) Scarlett, all of Ohio. A brother, Elmer Plumley of Shady Spring. A Brother-in-law, Billy (Stephanie) Edmonds, and his Sisters-in-Law, Charlotte Stover, Nancy (Gary) Frey, Debbie Smith and Carole (Michael) McVey, and many special nieces and nephews. A special friend and Aunt, Donna Cline, who called daily to check on Oral, encourage him and tell him she loved him.
He was a 1968 graduate of the last graduating class of Richmond High School. He was the Owner of Plumley's Painting & Remodeling for over 30 years and took great pride in his work. His customers were also his friends, as he had many. He was very talented with his wood working ability and enjoyed spending time in his shop making a toy box and toys for his beloved Grandsons.
Oral loved the Lord and was a faithful member and Usher of Lighthouse Baptist Church. He took pride in greeting each member and visitor each service. Everyone that knew him, loved him.
Oral enjoyed gardening and always had a bountiful harvest that he would share with family, friends and neighbors. After retirement, he and Michael would often spend many hours preparing and canning green beans. He took pride in teaching Matthew how to cut and split wood along with many "handyman" skills that will carry on.
He also enjoyed horseback riding with Sandy and Matthew on the Greenbrier Trail and other local riding trails. His beloved horse Ruby and Golden Retriever Benson are the attraction of the neighborhood in which he lived. Over the years Oral had a multitude of farm animals that were a joy in his life.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern WV for the wonderful love and care that was given to our wonderful husband, Daddy and Poppy. A special thank you to Tammy Judy and Molly Patrick for the extra attention and love shown.
A celebration of Oral's life will be held on Sunday, February 11th, at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church with his Pastor Larry Cochran and Assistant Pastor Fred Hart officiating. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to the time of service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Gary Patterson, Jason Evans, Shawn Ward, Kenny Chapman, Jimmy Mizia and Stephen Gillian. Honorary Pallbearers are Clyde "Bugsy" Norman and Dale Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lighthouse Baptist Church, 650 Grandview Road, Daniels, WV 25832.
Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.
Published on February 9, 2018
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