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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

6 August 2008

Carl Hedrick Sr. 

Carl Keith "Sonny" Hedrick, Sr. 81, a well known businessman of Tucker County for sixty years, and a resident of Hendricks, WV., went to be with the Lord Monday afternoon, July 28, 2008 at his home with his family at his bedside, following an extended illness.

He was born Monday, Sept. 13, 1926 in Hendricks, a son of the late Iva Marie Hedrick and grandson of the late Andrew Hedrick. On Dec. 22, 1944 at Monterey, Va., he was united in marriage to the former Lorraine Isabel Sponaugle, who survives in Hendricks. They had celebrated sixty three years of marriage.

Also surviving are one son; Carl K. “Jody” Hedrick, Jr. and wife Rita of Elkins, one daughter; Sandra Kay Bava and husband Pete of Hendricks, seven grandchildren; Colby Hedrick, Angenette Pase, Nyckie Mitchell, Mark and Martin Moore, Kara Payne and Andrew “Jake” Bava, eight great grandchildren; Logan, Landon and Lucas Mitchell, Madison and Audrey Moore, Mac and Hayden Payne and Sutton Pase;  a soon-expected great grandson Russell Moore and a very special cousin; Virginia “Skip” Wamsley.

He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1945. He was a Veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II, where he was stationed in Korea and the Philippines. 

He faithfully attended church services at the Hendricks United Methodist Church and the Sycamore Grove Church at Bull Run. 

He was owner and operator of Carl K. Hedrick Store in Hendricks. It was during this time that he became a good friend to the citizens of Tucker County and surrounding areas, serving his customers with his appliances, plumbing and electrical products, furniture, groceries, heating and cooling supplies, while entertaining them with his many “truthful” and delightful stories and witty humor. He enjoyed his life by extending his helping hand to others. 

He was the recipient of the Parsons High School Alumni Hall of Fame in honor and recognition for his outstanding achievements and contributions to Economy, Business and Community, Church and Civic endeavors. He was featured in the West Virginia golden Seal Magazine (Spring 2003, “Go See Sonny”) as having one of the last “Jot-it-Down” stores, in West Virginia.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Thursday, July 31 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor on Friday, Aug. 1,  at 11 a.m. The Reverend Pat Cassidy and The Reverend Loren Metzner officiated and interment followed at Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, where the H.W. Daniels Post #29 American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post #3647 Veterans of Foreign War conducted full military rites. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to; Hospice Care, 213 Main Street, Elkins, WV. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral HOme was in charge of the arrangements for Carl Keith "Sonny" Hedrick Sr.  Condolences may be expressed to the funeral at  

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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