The Times West Virginian


November 18, 2013

Gary Jolliff

Gary Paul Jolliff, 69, of Fairmont, passed away Sunday (Nov. 17, 2013) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born in Fairmont on Dec. 25, 1943, a son of the late Harry and Betty Pearl (Rockwell) Jolliff-Kramer.

Gary was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend. He worked for 10 years at the Westinghouse Lighting Plant in Fairmont and then went on to start his own contracting companies, Jolliff Contracting and Alcor Construction, which he operated until his retirement in 2008. He was a 1961 graduate of East Fairmont High School and attended Fairmont State College where he lettered in wrestling and was a member of the 1963 WVIAC championship team.

He was an accomplished wrestler, fast pitch softball player, horseback rider, stock car racer, motor cross racer, coach, hunter, fisherman, gardener, bird watcher and cook. He was especially proud of his Blackwater 100 “Open A” Class title that he won in 1978.

He is survived by three sons, Richard Paul Jolliff and his wife Susan of Morgantown, William Scott Jolliff and his wife Misti of Fairmont, and Brodin Ramsey of Connecticut; and two grandchildren, Justin Jolliff and Victoria Jolliff.

Also surviving is a brother, Robert Lee Jolliff and his wife Beverly of Cowen.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amelia May Jolliff.

Family and friends may call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow at Catawba Cemetery in Marion County.

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