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William “Fram” Cale

June 8, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

William "Fram" Cale, 93, of Waverly, died June 7, 2013, at the Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born May 19, 1920, in Parkersburg, to the late William Isaac and Dora Vaught Cale. He was the Founder of Cale Timber where he worked for many years with his three sons. Earlier in life, he hauled cattle to the stockyard in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He also helped build Rt. 50 alongside his eldest son, "Buck", and as a young man helped build roads during the construction of the Hoover Dam while working through the CC Camps. He loved gardening, bluegrass music, playing cards and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by two sons, Richard (Chris) Cale of Waverly and Ronald Cale of Waverly; two daughters, Barbara Bowser of Waverly and Pamela (Brian) Dight of Waverly; daughter-in-law, Kay Cale of Waverly; 11 grandchildren, Cody and Rick Cale, Michael Kupfner, Marie Knicely, Tammy Piggott, Scott Cale, Stephanie Cale, Harlan Bowser Jr., Michael Adam Bowser, and Camy and Colby Dight; 9 great-grandchildren, Harlan III and Hanah Bowser, Zachery, Reba and Jakob Knicely, Chase and Tyler Piggott, Wyatt Cale and Landon Ridenhour; two brothers, Robert Cale of Parkersburg and Floyd "Jack" Cale of Walker; three sisters, Patricia McLaughlin, Ada Morrison and Wilma Elder, all of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Hart Cale; son, Charles "Buck" Cale; son-in-law, Harlan "Dick" Bowser; two brothers, Okey and Charles Cale; and two sisters, Eloise Burlage and Sara Napier.

Services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rick Rutherford and Rev. Richard Cale officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

 
 
 

 

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