William Oden “Bill” Linger

William Oden “Bill” Linger passed on February 28, 2024, after a long illness he fought so bravely.

Bill and his wife, Barbara Ann Storm Linger, resided in Elkins, WV.  Bill was the youngest son of the late Oden Linger and Helen Irene Campbell Linger.  Bill was born on January 20, 1957, in Buckhannon, WV.  Bill and Barbara were married on August 23, 2018, in Elkins, WV, and she survives. 

Preceding Bill in death are his mother, father, and his first-born son Matthew William, who died soon after birth.

Surviving sons are Melvin Lee “Lee”, Mark Alan, and Steven Cody “Cody”.  Also surviving is Bill’s precious granddaughter Marie, Mark’s daughter, who he talked about so much, and was the light of his life. Lee and Mark reside in Virginia and Cody in North Carolina. Bill enjoyed sharing a birthday with his son, Lee, and his Grandma Campbell. Often joking with them to say it’s your birthday, not mine.

Surviving also are his siblings: Roger and wife Anna of Sunderland, MD; Steve and wife Veronica of French Creek, WV; Danny and wife Mitzi of Silver Spring, MD; and Debi and husband Terry of Edgewater, MD, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bill was always known for wearing a baseball or other sports cap, his abilities in gardening and fishing.  Bill was the type of fisherman that would get his limit and you were lucky to get a bite.  He prided himself on being a country boy, enjoyed the simple things in life, and his roots in WV.  Bill was an Iron Man to his family, having struggled with the debilitating disease of MS for over thirty years. 

Bill was a kind soul and would gladly lighten up a crowd with his sense of humor. He will greatly be missed by his family and friends. 

Friends will be received Sunday, March 3, 2024 11AM – 12PM (noon) at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at noon with Bishop Steven Linger officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery in Buckhannon.

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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