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John Clinton Bosley Sr.

September 2, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

John Clinton Bosley Sr., 73, of Parkersburg, passed away Aug. 31, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Parkersburg, son of the late Walter and Mary Cooper Bosley.

He founded and operated J.C. Bosley Construction Inc. for over 50 years and also owned Bosley Rental & Supply Inc. John was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg. He also was a collector of antique cars and he enjoyed his morning breakfast crew and friends. John was a very generous, kind-hearted man, who touched many hearts and lives. He was a major contributor and supporter of many community projects including the Erickson All Sports Facility in south Parkersburg and the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Short Bosley of Parkersburg; one daughter, Lisa Smith of Parkersburg; four sons, John Bosley Jr. (Judy) of Parkersburg, Jeff Bosley (Becky) of Mineral Wells, Mike Bosley (Mikki) of Parkersburg and Greg Sturms (Jody) of Mineral Wells; nine grandchildren, Stephanie (Chris), John "JC" III (Angie), Nick, Tessa (Chris), Zachary (Katy), Justin, Kayte, Megan and Emilee; three great-grandchildren, Gracie, Benjamin and Ethan; one brother, Walter Bernard Bosley (Alice) of Mineral Wells; Patricia Bosley of Mineral Wells, who is the mother of his children, Lisa, John Jr., Jeff and Mike; five nieces, Jane, Diane, Mary, Tammy and Teresa; two nephews, Walter and Terry; special sister-in-law, Sharon Edman (John) of Washington, W.Va.; and lifetime friend, Dan Windland of Mineral Wells.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles "Brian" and Jim Bosley; and one nephew, Jimmy Bosley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg with Father Neil Buchlein officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg.

A guestbook for sharing condolences is available at

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Drs. Miller, McGraw, Bage and Hamarini, and the rest of the medical staff at Camden Clark Medical Center and the Willows Center and all of John's employees, past and present, who were like family to him and his many friends.



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