Edward “Eddy” Davis Hartman

June 26, 1938 - October 16, 2018

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

Carter Wagoner October 17, 2018

13 condolences for “Edward “Eddy” Davis Hartman”

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Go Rest High on that Mountain Eddy.

  2. It was hard for me to believe it when I heard Eddy was in bad health and now his passing. Eddy is in a better place now and free of all illness. Eddy was the most talented lineman I ever worked with and his loyalty to the company over all his years will be hard to match. He was an excellent teacher to every younger lineman that ever had the chance to work with him and he loved sharing his skills with everyone who wanted to learn them. He will be missed by everyone.

  3. Eddie was loved by our family. We enjoyed his visits and he had adored our dog Ralph.
    We will miss his presence in the neighborhood. Mark Bell family

  4. Shirley, So sorry to hear. I am thinking of you. Never met your husband, but you I did. You did a great John raising Michael. God Bless

  5. Sorry to hear of Eddie passing,I will always running track in Martinsburg,WV, Eddie 1 mile for Hampshire High,me 1/2 mile for Keyser High,memories never leave,prayers for the family.

  6. Though I was only allowed a small amount of time with my Father, Eddy as most here know him. I was given the gift from God to get to know Dad, Shirley, Wendy and Penny!! What a blessing it was and I thank God so often for that opportunity. I was profoundly affected by the experiences we all shared. Especially canoeing down the South Fork, through the trough, landing on the shore where one of the Aunts/Uncle’s had had a Sears house shipped in!!!! This house looked as though it had been built the day before!!

    I learned to dearly love the man I had never known as my Father. I have
    ever since been proud of the man I had gotten to know. Deviled Ham on crackers never tasted so good after a canoeing trip!!!
    I love you Dad. You are one of the best men I have ever been privileged to know. All my love, Susie

  7. Thoughts and prayers to Shirley and the rest of the family and friends. Go rest high on that mountain Eddy.

  8. Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. I know from personal experience how hard it is to say goodbye but you know Eddie is now at peace and whole on mind and body. When Danny died my 6 year old granddaughter called it “Granddaddy’s Happy Heaven Day”. I kind of like looking at that way. I know my dad, Eddie ‘s first cousin Harry Gipe i would want me to express his condolences, too.

  9. Sorry to hear about Eddy, we have a lot of good memories of Eddy. Rest in peace and go with God. You will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  10. Sorry to hear about Eddy, we have lots of memories. Go with God Eddy, you will be missed.

  11. He was good guy loved playing harmonica with my late hubby. Will miss seeing him walking along road n taking him home at times. Thoughts n prayers go out to each one of you for your great loss of Eddie!

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