Russell Lee Bodkin

  • Birth 19 Aug 1929 Norton, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 30 Nov 2011 Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Jimtown, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 81395960

Russell Lee Bodkin, age 82 years, a resident of Norton, passed away Wednesday morning, November 30, 2011 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born August 19, 1929 at Norton a son of the late Willie L. Bodkin and the late Leta Simmons Bodkin. He was married to Shirley Elmore Bodkin who preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, David L Bodkin and wife Katrina, Coalton, one daughter Deborah Wimer and husband Dale, Norton, one brother, Walter Bodkins and wife Rosemary, North Canton, OH, two sisters, Shirley L. Daniel and husband Neil, New Brighton, PA and Kaye Frances Bell of Elkins. Six grandchildren, Tammy Goodwin and husband Jamie, Harding, WV, Thomas Maynard and wife Amanda, Elkins, Kimberly Conn and husband Andy, Elkins, Michael Bodkin, Coalton, Scott Judy and wife Heather, Elkins and Eric Judy of Coalton and fourteen great grandchildren also survive. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Sylvia Poling and Erma Marsh and three brothers, Troy, Robert and Ersel Bodkins. Mr. Bodkin attended the schools of Randolph County and was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was employed by Kelly Foundry prior to his retirement. He was an active member of the Norton Community Church, loved gardening and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He touched many lives and will always be remembered with love. Friends may call from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2011 from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jim Murphy and Rick Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in the Phillips Cemetery near Jimtown where full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Program, H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars.


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  • Maintained by: Janet Charron
  • Originally Created by: Zane's Mom
  • Added: 1 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81395960
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Lee Bodkin (19 Aug 1929–30 Nov 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81395960, citing Phillips Cemetery, Jimtown, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Janet Charron (contributor 48540191) .