Edward “Eddy” Davis Hartman of Purgitsville, WV died peacefully at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He was 80 years of age.
Eddy is the son of the late Osa Hartman and Lulu Catherine Davy Hartman. He is also predeceased by (6) brothers; Ernie, Floyd, Bob, Thurman, Don and Glenn Hartman; (3) sisters; Bessie, Lessie and Sara.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley E. Wolford Hartman; (2) daughters; Wendy G. Minor and Penny G. Hartman both of Purgitsville, WV., his brother, Richard “Dick” (wife Shelvy) Hartman of Moorefield and a sister, Nina (husband John) Sherman of Petersburg, WV. Eddy is also survived by his dearly loved grandchildren; Michael, Robin and Cody and (2) great grandchildren, Rose Ann and Raymond Edward.
Eddy was born and raised in Purgitsville, WV and graduated with the class of ’56 from Romney High. He immediately went to work for “Highline” as a Lineman until drafted into the U.S. Army where he was happy to do his part. After almost a year in the Army, he was honorably discharged and returned home to Purgitsville. He went back to work at the Power Company as a Lineman for 10 years. The next 31 years he worked as a Lead Lineman and his final 10 years as a Meter Reader. Eddy retired from the Power Company in 2010 after 51 years of service.
Eddy and Shirley married in 1964 and truly enjoyed a relationship full of sparks and laughter. Eddy loved racing cars (Stockcar No. 44), softball, motorcyles, music (lots of Harmonica playing), all the while maintaining a very deep faith and having a wonderful time, usually with Shirley at his side. Wendy came along in 1971 followed by Penny in 1973. Not too much changed, there were now two more to join in all the activity. When his grandson Michael was born, he had a son to raise and enjoy hunting, fishing and most everything else right along at his side. As the years marched on and things started to slow down, Eddy still enjoyed his Harley, morning rides, playing his harmonica and was a regular at McDonalds with his group of friends. He also firmly believed in the NRA and was a lifetime member.
Eddy will be remembered as a quiet, kind, generous and caring man who regularly put the needs of others ahead of himself. Purgitsville and it’s surrounds will dearly miss Eddy.
Friends will be rec’d on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney where friends will be received from 2 to 5PM. There will be a brief and informal service at 5PM at the funeral home officiated by his Brother in Faith, Dennis Voit. Eddy’s ashes will be scattered on a mountain top in a private, family service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the charity of your choice.
Inquiries may be directed to Shaffer’s; 304-822-3511