Norman Guy Rohr

Norman Guy Rohr, age 75, of Buckhannon, WV died Monday, April 10 at his home.

He was born May 8, 1947, in Buckhannon WV, son of the late Guy and Maggie G. (Osburn) Rohr. On October 19, 1968, he married the love of his life, Joyce (Stewart) Rohr who preceded him in death just a few months ago on February 3, 2023. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard A. and James L. Rohr and half-brother, Junior R. Snyder.

He is survived by two daughters Amy Queen and husband Michael and Cary Smith and fiancé Joe Beckner, all of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Maggie and Grace Queen and two grandsons, Colton and Coby Smith, all of Buckhannon; one brother, Martin L. Rohr and wife Jean of Buckhannon; one sister, Janice M. Dunning and husband Thomas of Fayetteville, NC and several nieces and nephews.

Norman graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1965 and a year later he enlisted in the U. S. Army National Guard.  Norman’s nickname in the army was “Rippin’ Rohr.”  He retired from his lifelong work as a partner of C&R Builders, Inc. The company worked on many projects in Buckhannon as well as across the state. C&R Builders built the J.F. Allen Block Plant, the old Central National Bank building, Dr. Black’s eye clinic, Kentucky Fried Chicken in Buckhannon, Weston and Welch, just to name a few.  You can drive in and around the community and see many structures they had a hand in, over the years. One major project that he was especially proud of was the Elkwater Fork Dam in Randolph County.

He was the superintendent of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. He and Joyce both cherished their church family and participated in all aspects of that wonderful community. Norman was a Charter Member of the Warren District Volunteer Fire Department, serving as the Captain. He earned the nickname “Stormin’ Norman” because he was always so quick to respond to whatever was needed for the fire department as well as anything else he was called to do.  He was also a charter member of the Hodgesville Lion’s Club and served for 49 years. He never missed supporting all the great pancake and spaghetti dinners which you all have attended over the years. He was a project leader for the Pringle Tree 4-H Club and will always be remembered as a farmer involved in the Farm Bureau and Upshur Livestock Association.

Norman was a role-model for so many young people in the community, he taught so many skills that had a positive impact on their lives. Many of them would not be in the position they are today without his early guidance. He adored his girls and was not shy about sharing all their many successes in school, sports and life. Norman didn’t know a stranger and was an avid outdoorsmen, and especially loved deer hunting, along with squirrel, turkey and raccoon hunting.

Friends will be received Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 14, 11 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Minutelli officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon  Church Cemetery. The Upshur-County Honor Guard will perform military honors at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Warren District Community Center, c/o Amy Queen, 375 Teter Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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