Donald Geary

Donald I. Geary

Thursday, May 17th, 1934 - Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Donald I. Geary, 85 of Follansbee, WV, passed away at 4:10 AM on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Meadows of Cadiz, OH under the care of the staff and Community Hospice.

Donald was born on May 17, 1934 in Steubenville, OH. He was the son of the late John Geary and Ethel (Irvin) Geary.

Donald served in the United States Army on the front line of duty during the Korean War. He retired after 39 years from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Mingo Plant. He was a member of the Hooverson Heights Church of the Nazarene and the Masonic Lodge, Wellsburg . Many will remember Donald for his service to the country, devotion to church and his love for music; he enjoyed playing a variety of instruments and singing in several bands in WV and Florida, but most of all, his love of family.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Lee Geary, a son, Kenneth Patrick Geary.

Donald is survived by his three children, John (Vicki) Geary, Fairmont, WV, Donald Lou (Libbie) Geary, Newport, NC, Jack (Debbie) Geary, Follansbee, WV, seven grandchildren, Benjamin (Nicole) Geary, Fairmont, WV, Brandon (Kari) Geary, Parkersburg, WV, Natalie (James) Mascaro, Fairmont, WV, Sam Geary, Burlington, NC, Mack (Hailey) Geary, Durham, NC, Jacob Geary, Newport, NC, Sierra Geary, Follansbee, WV, and five great- grandchildren, Sadie & Maggie Geary, Parkersburg, WV, Cooper Geary, Fairmont, WV, Samual Mascaro Fairmont, WV and Connor Geary, Burlington, NC.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of service at 12:00 Noon at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717, with Reverend Larry Barkley, officiating and with military honors by the WV Army National Guard and the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.

Interment will follow at Richmond Union Cemetery, Salem Township, OH.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 11th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    James Funeral Home
    1245 Main Street
    FOLLANSBEE, WV 26037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, November 11th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, November 11th, 2019 12:00pm
    James Funeral Home
    1245 Main Street
    FOLLANSBEE, WV 26037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Larry Barkley
  • Interment

    Richmond Union Cemetery
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Searra Geary

Posted at 08:18am
I Love You Papa, I will always rembember You. Thank You for your service, I salute You.I love You

Mary Ciccolella Schwertfeger

Posted at 01:00pm
Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He raised a couple of really nice sons. Dwell on good memories and be proud of his service to his country.

Judy Wilson

Posted at 08:11am
Condolences to the family. Our parents, Chester and Lorene Yeater, were good friends and played music with Don.
Rusty & Judy Wilson
Dearl & Sondra Drury

Deb StJames

Posted at 06:07pm
Geary Family,

Sincere condolences from the VanCamp family for your dad. He received his wings and will be joining mom and dad (Nolte & Gladys) in their heavenly home. It was great to see him when he came to dad's services. Share the memories as he was one terrific person.

Deb VanCamp StJames

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 04:48am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Donald l. Geary, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Donald l Geary, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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