Ira Edward (Papa) Sinnett, 86, of Parkersburg, died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Ohio Valley Health Care.
He was born to the late Melvin and Delphia Lamp Sinnett on Aug. 24, 1926 in Parkersburg. Edward graduated from Parkersburg High School, and attended Mountain State College. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum of Ravenswood. He had a great passion for golf. Edward attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He loved to travel to Florida. His family was truly blessed to have such a wonderful person in their lives. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, and was recipient of the Pacific Theater Ribbon, The American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
Edward is survived by one child, Ginger Brock and her husband Paul of Parkersburg. He is survived by three granddaugthers, Tammi Boice Blakeney (Michael) of Monroe, N.C., Tricia Boice Schommer of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Michelle (Missy) Boice McFalling of Columbia, S.C.; eight great-grandchildren, Janay Brown, Josiah Blakeney, Courtney Schommer, Jessica Schommer, Nicholas Shommer, Tyler Schommer, Siera McFalling and Blayney McFalling. He is also survived by a sister, Madeline Chichester of North Carolina; and a brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Della Sinnett of Dallas, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Freda Nicholson of Wirt County and Madeline Boggs of Roane County; many nieces and nephews; and good friends, Donna and Larry Boston; and all of the wonderful people at Ohio Valley Health Care. Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Garnet Boggs Sinnett.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street, Parkersburg. Father John Gallagher will officiate, and burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, with military rites provided by the American Legion Post #15 of Parkersburg. The visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday, and an hour prior to the service Monday.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com