Denzil Garvin, 80, of Guardian, WV, died Feb. 2, 2013. He was born on Oct. 18, 1932 to the late Albert and Bertha (Hall) Garvin.
He was preceded in death by his son, Chester and daughter, Shirley and two grandchildren: David and Colleen.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby, five sons, Wayne (Kathy) Garvin, Stanley (Lynn) Garvin, Red (Deb) Garvin, Chuck Garvin and Duke (Ashley) Garvin, three daughters, Kim (Stephen) Lynch, Carey (Pedro) Allen and Trish (Ronnie) Dunford, sisters: Letha Garvin and Erma Sharp, 14 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.
He was a strong, loving, caring, heartfelt, husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, and friend. He lived his life to the fullest by hunting, fishing, and being an active member of his community. His heart and home was open to everyone he met. He loved to tell jokes, stories and to bring a smile to someone's face.
He worked at a woodshop in Webster County, and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a proud member of the military. He served with the US Army as a Sargent and tank commander in the Korean War.
Services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, with Rev. Kenny Pritt officiating. Burial will follow the service in Cogar Cemetery, Guardian. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the funeral home.