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Oden Lee Linger

Oden Lee Linger, age 92, of Buckhannon, passed suddenly on February 2, 2024, at home.

He was born February 24, 1931, in Three Lick Road of Upshur County, WV, a son of the late Richard Lincoln Linger and Maude Virginia Linger. On June 5, 1947, he married the late Helen Irene Campbell also of Three Lick Road in Upshur County.  Irene is the daughter of Daniel “Elmer” Campbell and Janice Emma Lewis Campbell.

Surviving are four sons and a daughter: Roger Lee Linger and wife, Anna, of Sunderland MD,  Steven Michael Linger and wife Veronica of French Creek, WV,  Richard Daniel Linger and wife, Mitzi, of Silver Spring, MD,  William Oden Linger and wife, Barbara, of Elkins, WV and Debra O’Denise Linger Fullem and husband, Terry, of Edgewater, MD. In addition to his wife, and parents, Oden was preceded in death by one grandson, Matthew William Linger.

Oden was blessed with wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Oden worked for many years in the transportation and service industry, culminating his career as Vice-President of Potomac Ford Truck, having received numerous awards for service and management excellence.

After retirement, Oden took up his favorite hobby with a vocation as a barber.  He owned two barber shops in Maryland and enjoyed this time of his life. Oden and Irene were also real estate agents and had shared fun in that venture together.

After yet another retirement, he and his wife, Irene, moved back to West Virginia to be close to their son, Bill, who was in bad health. Oden had fond memories of growing up in the Three Lick Road area.  He learned so much from his grandparents and taught any who would listen valuable life lessons.  He enjoyed visiting several Churches where he had been invited to speak. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Oden was loved as a son, grandson, husband, father, grandfather (pappaw), uncle, and great-grandfather. Oden was the last of a generation in his family. He was proud of having lived longer than anyone in his family.

Friends will be received Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 12 Noon to 3 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 3 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon beside the love of his life, Irene.

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

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