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Edison Lowell Childers

September 15, 1936 - January 1, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date January 11, 2021

Family and friends will be received at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort WV on Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.  Graveside Services will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at the Jarvisville Baptist Cemetery. 

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Edison Lowell Childers, 84, of Spring Branch, TX passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2021 in Texas.

He was born on September 15, 1936, near Coburn’s Fork in Harrison County, WV, the son of the late Hoy W. and Hazel C. Brohard Childers.  He was the grandson of Daniel and Annie (Brown) Childers and Isaac and Clara (Shingleton) Brohard.

He graduated from Bristol High School in 1955.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shila K. (Newman) Childers whom he married on July 7, 1956; a daughter, Dianna (Jeff) Ritter of Salem; two sons, Lowell (Kati) Childers, of Lansing, MI, and Kenneth (Debbie) Childers of Spring Branch, TX.  Also surviving are two grandsons, Ryan (Candis) Childers, of Spring Branch, TX, and Andrew (Rachael) Childers, of Boerne, TX; one granddaughter, Brittani Decess, and four great-grandsons, Johnny and Tristan Wood, of Boerne, TX and Silas and Sufjan Childers, of Boerne, Texas.  He is also survived by his brother, Lynn (Linda) Childers of Buckhannon, WV and a niece, Beth (David) Pickens, of Buckhannon, WV.

He worked at Southern States, Clarksburg, WV for ten years and he worked for UCAR Carbon in Anmoore, WV for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1996.

He served in the National Guard in the late 50’s and early 60’s.

Edison was a very caring father and dedicated family man.  He loved working with mechanical equipment especially antique tractors and featherweight sewing machines.  He was a very accomplished carpenter and could repair anything with a motor.

Family and friends will be received at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort WV on Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.  Graveside Services will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at the Jarvisville Baptist Cemetery. 

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com  A Service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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