William Allan Best

William “Al” Allan Best, 75, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away April 27, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 26, 1937, to the late Harold Julius Willard Best and Edna Geneva (Schwartz) Best of Marietta, Ohio.

William retired from GE Plastics of 34 years. After his retirement he enjoyed doing crafts with his grandchildren, gardening and bird watching.

He is survived by his wife, of which they just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 25, Mary Lee (Buck) Best; one daughter, Whitney Ann (Best) Rahberger (Jeff); two sons, William Allan Best II (Janet) and Wesley Andrew Best; one sister, Elizabeth Elston (Jack); and grandchildren, Margaret “Maggie” Lindsay Best-Miller, Mackenzie LeeAnn Best, William Allan Best III, Mallory Danielle Best and Caroline Grace Best.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one sister, Helen Schaffer; and one brother, Willard Best.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the nurses and staff on the fifth floor of Camden Clark Medical Center and Housecalls Hospice nurses for their kind and caring support.

The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, two hours prior to the service from 1-3 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leavittfuneralhome.com