william colvin
William Carl Colvin, 69, of Weirton, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at his home. Born November 26, 1944 in Pleasants County, WV, he was a son of the late Ernest Earl and Edith Pearl Higgins Colvin. He was also preceded in death by his brothers John Phillip and Roger Lee Colvin, a sister, Martha McQuillian and great-grandson Brenden Colvin. Carl was a former employee of Weirton Steel, who in 1972 started Colvin Excavation and Sanitation, where he was the owner and operator until 2009. Red loved his work and helping others, he was always the first one to lend a hand. A member of the NRA, he was an outdoorsman, who loved hunting and spending time down in Pleasants County. Mr. Colvin is survived by his wife of 47 years Judy Ann Metz Colvin; whom he married on June 5, 1967; a son William Scott Colvin and his wife Sharilyn of Weirton; his favorite daughter, Roseanna Finney and her husband Stephen of Wheeling, WV; brothers Ernest (Beulah) Colvin of Estill Springs, TN, Tommy Colvin of Tennessee and David (Betty) Colvin of Weirton; sisters Hazel (Charlie) Bunner and Faye (Hosea) McDonald all of St. Mary's, WV and Edna (Pearley) Pifer of Ellenboro, WV; grandchildren Timothy William Shugart, Andrew Scott Colvin and Mariah Lynai Colvin and great-grandson Gavin Matthew Shugart. Visitation will be held 6-8PM Wednesday and 2-4 and 6-8PM Thursday, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Additional visitation will be held Friday 9 AM until the time of services at 10 AM Friday at the Voice of the Pentecost Church, 106 Mendenhall Street Weirton, WV Pastor Robert Keenan will officiate. Interment will follow in Maple Lane Cemetery, Hebron, WV. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Mariah,

    Dan and I are sending our Heart felt Sympathy! May your Grandfather Rest in Eternal Peace!

  2. Sister Judy, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr.Colvin. My prayers are with you and Scott and Roseanne, as well as the rest of your family! God Bless!!!

    Bobby Harris

  3. Mrs.colvin, scott & roseanna sorry to hear about the loss of mr. colvin my thoughts are with you & your family . I have memories of mr colvin that I will cherish the rest of my life. God bless !!!

    Eric Elo

  4. To Aunt Judy, We are so sorry for the loss of this dear man. His sense of humor will always be remembered. I will cherish, forever, the memories he helped to create for me. To Uncle Carl, it’s not goodbye, it’s see ya later. Rest in peace, until we meet again.

  5. Judy,Roseanna and Scott…I\’m sorry to hear the sad news. My deepest condolescences to your family. The planet will never be the same and my dear ole neighbor will be missed.

  6. Roseanna,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with you and your family in your time of need.

  7. Mr. Colvin is one of the greatest men I have ever met. His pure humor ,individual strength and love for his family has inspired everyone that has been fortunate to meet him.

  8. Judy. Rosie and family…. I’m so sorry to hear about Carl. I know hearts are broke… but he’s in a beautiful place now. I’m sure my dad was there to guide the way. Know that I love you all and will always be in my heart. …Love… Elaine Shughart

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