Gordon L. Kirtley, 79, of Follansbee, WV, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV.
Gordon was born on September 24, 1934, in Winfield, WV. He was the son of the late John Henry and Evelyn (Liggett) Kirtley.
Gordon retired after 37 years of service to Conrail. He served in both the United States Navy and the United States Army, respectively.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Shirley (Everhart) Kirtley of Follansbee, WV; son Randy Kirtley; daughter Darla Bosick; five grandchildren: Joshua Kirtley, Matthew Kirtley, Jarred Riccadonna, Leannda Adams and Jeremy Bosick; four great-grandchildren: Marie Adams, Alexander Kirtley, Glen Adams and Logan Adams; brother Barry (Jeanie) Kirtley; and two nephews, Chet Kirtley Sr. and Chet Kirtley Jr.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from noon until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, WV (304-527-1717) with Elder Jack Ignace officiating.
Interment will follow at Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, WV.
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