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Reverend Lawrence William Arbogast


Date/Time April 20, 2006/6:00 PM
120 First Street

Elkins, WV 26241

Date/Time April 21, 2006/1:00 PM
120 First Street

Elkins, WV 26241

THE REVEREND LAWRENCE WILLIAM ARBOGAST, age 79 years, a resident of Tallman Avenue, Elkins, WV went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, April 18, 2006 at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center at Clarksburg, WV. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected.
He was born Monday, August 23, 1926 at Beverly, WV, a son of the late Mason Clark Arbogast and Lilly Blanche Taylor Arbogast. He was married to the former Hattie Lee Clingerman, who survives. They had celebrated fifty-four years of marriage. Also surviving are two daughters, Brenda Wilfong and husband Allen, Montrose; Barb Arbogast, Oceana; one son, Larry Arbogast and wife Delores, Oceana; two grandsons, Larry Arbogast, Jr., Oceana; Patrick Wilfong, Montrose; three granddaughters, Allison Wilfong and fiancé, Patrick O’Brien, Montrose; Nikki Arbogast and fiancé Joshua Lester, Oceana; Holly Runyon and fiancé, Clay Dillon, Oceana; two great grandsons, Kameron and Konnor; one brother, Virgil “Dick” Arbogast, Palm Springs, CA; one sister, Iva Shreve, Beverly; several nieces and nephews, his faithful pet and constant companion, “Lyndsay” and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents are two brothers, Willis and Clarence Arbogast and one sister, Kathleen Arbogast.
He attended the schools of Randolph County and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Army, receiving the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Ribbon and the Army’s German Occupation Medal.
He was a West Virginia State Evangelist in 1962 and was a Church of God Pastor for several churches in West Virginia and Maryland. He enjoyed his garden, hunting and fishing and loved people, his life, his family and all of his animal friends.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 to 9 PM, Thursday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Friday, April 21 2006 at 1 PM. The Reverend Eli D. Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale, WV, where the H. W. Daniel’s Post # 29, American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post # 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for THE REVEREND LAWRENCE WILLIAM ARBOGAST. Condolences may be expressed to the family at;

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