Joseph Paul Taggart, age 70, of Wheeling, WV passed away at 9:25 PM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family and care of Valley Hospice.
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Joe was born on September 19, 1949, in Wheeling, WV.
He was the son of the late Joseph Taggart and Doris (Monroe) and Leonard Smith.
Joe retired in 2001 from Windsor Coal after 31 years. Joe was president of the United Mine Workers, Local #6362. He was a member of the Castlemans Run United Methodist Church.
He was an avid car lover, hunter, fisherman and he loved to camp. His family meant the world to him and he treasured his time with each of them.
Joe is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley (Minda ) Taggart and two children, Shelley (Michael) Park and Scott (Jennifer) Taggart, both of Wheeling, former son-in-law York (Amy) Pavlic of Bethany, six grandchildren; Ashley (AJ) Simeth, Matthew (Maddie) Pavlic, Maya Taggart, Cody Taggart, Sandy (Dalton) Holyak, Tammy (Casey) Cruise and Michael Park, Jr., four great-grandchildren; Paisley Simeth, Carter Simeth, George Holyak and Michael D. Park, III
Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV (304)737-3551.
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