The Times West Virginian


September 5, 2011

Donald Garey Chickerell

FAIRMONT — Donald Garey Chickerell, 62, of Fairmont, lost his battle with cancer Friday (Sept. 2, 2011) at his home, under Hospice Care.

He was born in Chiefton on Sept. 6, 1948, a son of the late Dominick and Reva Ashcraft Chickerell.

He graduated from Monongah High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968–70 and was stationed in Aschaffenburg, Germany. He was retired from Ruskins but was previously employed by Alling & Cory. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Donny was a working man. He enjoyed helping others with anything that needed done. He supported his children in all their adventures and was an avid supporter/worker for the Polar Bear Band for several years. He enjoyed classic cars and was the proud owner of a 1956 Chevy. He enjoyed visiting and talking with friends and playing cards. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Chickerell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nola Gump Chickerell; his four children, Cindy Masturzo and her husband Joe and their three children, Ariel, Nicky and Anthony, of Fairmont, Rhonda Kuhn and her husband Jeff and their three children, Megan Headley, Ethan and Dylan Kuhn, of Fairmont, Sheryl Chickerell and her son Caleb Chickerell of Fairmont, and Gary Chickerell and his wife Heidi and their two children, Hayden and Cooper Chickerell, of Fairmont; his twin brother, Ronald Chickerell and his wife Beverly of Fairmont; two sisters, Connie Chickerell of Fairmont and Melissa Rice of Elkton, Va.; a brother-in-law, Ches Gump of Fairmont; two nieces, Cathy Chickerell and Ulysses Jaen and family of Morgantown, and Chasity Rice of Elkton, Va.; and two nephews, Ron Chickerell Jr. and his wife Tonya and family of Rachael, and Zachary Rice of Elkton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, James Willard and Mildred Whitehair Gump; and several aunts and uncles.

Donny’s family would like to thank the workers of Hospice Care and suggest that memorial contributions be made in his name to: Hospice Care, 1406 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Friends may call at Frey Home For Funerals (Addition Chapel), 320 Madison St., Fairmont, from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Services will be held in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with Pastors Seth Broadhurst and Justin Wright officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery with full military honors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at or

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