The Times West Virginian


November 8, 2013

Roger Childers

Roger Lyn Childers, 63, of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord Monday (Nov. 4, 2013) at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport after a sudden illness.

He was born in Clay County on Aug. 12, 1950, a son of Jesse Childers of Ivy Dale and the late Josephine (Sanders) Childers.

Roger was a coal miner by trade, recently retiring from Patriot Coal Federal No. 2 Mine where he worked as a long-wall supervisor. He had been captain of the mine rescue team at Central Appalachian Coal Co. He was a graduate of Clay County High School and attended the West Virginia Institute of Technology. He was a Christian who loved Jesus and spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Marilyn (Morris) Childers of Fairmont; one daughter, Rachel Childers Sealey and her fiancé Jason Nestor of Fairmont; and three grandchildren, Christopher Sealey II, Paige Younkins and Shighla Childers.

Also surviving is a brother, Tim Childers and his wife Sandy of Belle; three sisters, Donetta Looney and her husband David of Tupelo, Miss., Jenetta Thoms of Sistersville, and Joetta Linville and her husband BJ, of South Charleston; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a beloved son, Jonathan Eric Childers.

Family and friends may call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fairmont.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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