Joseph William Scragg, 74, of Parkersburg, passed away Sept. 21, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born April 26, 1939, in Coal Fork, W.Va., a son of the late Clyde and Blanche Stewart Scragg.
Joseph was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from Constellium (formerly Ravenswood Aluminum) with over 20 years of service. He enjoyed talking about politics and was active in the Democratic Party. Joseph loved working on small engines and other creative mechanical projects, and was an avid bird watcher.
Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Shirley Ann Fife Scragg; his son, Joseph W. "Bill" Scragg Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, Barbara Comer (Charles) of Corning, N.Y., Helen Brown (Marion) of Columbia, S.C., Carol Norman (Zeke) of Deland, Fla., and Lynn Swackhammer (Larry) of Mount Gilead, Ohio; two brothers, John Scragg (Esther) of Shade, Ohio, and David Scragg (Carrie) of Belpre, Ohio; one grandson, Justin Miller of Boaz, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lea Ann Schnell.
At the family's request, there will be no services or visitation.
Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lamberttatman.com