Samuel E. "Sam" Harshbarger, 57, of Parkersburg, passed away Oct. 26, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.
Sam was born Jan. 1, 1955, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Catherine Harshbarger. He was a 1973 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. Sam worked at Kroger in south Parkersburg, and had been employed by Kroger for 41 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, riding motorcycles and all sports. He was a former youth baseball coach at Godbey Field. Most of all, Sam enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Sam is survived by his daughter, Laura Harshbarger of Harrisville, W.Va.; his sons, Jason Harshbarger (Michelle) of Pullman, W.Va., and Nick Harshbarger (Andrea) of Williamstown, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Lakyn and Isaac Harshbarger; and two brothers, Dan Rogers of Stuart, Fla., and Kent Harshbarger of Parkersburg. In addition to his mother, Sam was preceded in death by a brother, David Wilkinson.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg, with Chris Waldron and Scott Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sam was an organ and tissue donor, and the family would like memorial contributions to be made to Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Road, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212 or www.lifelineofohio.org. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lamberttatman.com