Danny Joe Nagle
Danny Joe Nagle, 73, of Arvilla, WV, passed away peacefully Dec. 3, 2018, at the Camden Clark Medical Center following a recent battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a form of brain cancer. He was born, March 2, 1945, to the late Joseph P. Nagle and June Freeland Nagle Brown. He grew up in Bens Run, WV, in the home of his grandmother, Hazel Freeland. He was a 1963 graduate of St. Marys High School and had retired from Union Carbide in Sistersville after thirty-three years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Coartney Nagle, with whom he recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. He is also survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law; Debra & Thomas Moore of Fairmont, WV, Denise & Kirk Wilson of Bridgeport, WV, and Katrena & Allen Parsons of Elkview, WV, a brother; Jimmy (Barbara) Brown of Dawsonville, GA, grandchildren; Matt, Paige, and Sara Moore, Andrew and Greg Wilson, mother-in-law; Lenora Coartney, brother-in-law; Terry (Vanessa) Coartney and sister-in-law; Kay (Doug) Hill; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his grandmother and parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father; James T. Brown of Sanford, FL, and his father-in-law; Etsel Coartney of Arvilla.
Danny was always busy with many projects and work. He went to work prior to graduating from high school at Union Insulating in Parkersburg. A few years later he started to work at Union Carbide in Sistersville and then started his own excavating business. Danny did excavation work, constructed buildings, and many other types of work in his spare time, and was also in the Army Reserves. Upon his retirement from the plant, he continued with his excavation and construction work, and was instrumental in bringing the Wendy’s Restaurant to St. Marys. He spent time running the St. Marys Exxon and Wrecker Service, and was a member of the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department. In recent years, he started up the Roadstopper Diner in Bens Run. Danny was a lifetime member of the Tyler Rod and Gun Club, A Life Member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association, with over 100,000 registered targets shot, and was an avid trap shooter throughout many states. He enjoyed doing volunteer work for the Arvilla Community, hunting, camping, and spending time with his family, teaching and passing along many skills. Often, he would involve his wife and three girls in many of his projects, whether it be remodeling, building, demolishing, or running equipment.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Danny Nagle Memorial Fund, c/o Pleasants County Bank, P. O. Box 240, St. Marys, WV 26170 for the research of local residents diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.