The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 22, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Phillip Harold Sweeney Jr.

Phillip Harold Sweeney Jr., age 84, of Sweeneysburg Road, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Born on March 25, 1930, at Sweeneysburg, he was the son of the late Phillip H. Sweeney and Mildred Stover Sweeney.

Mr. Sweeney was a former truck driver,  was a former route carrier for Beckley Newspapers, and was the former owner and operator of Sweeney’s Grocery at Sweeneysburg. He was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church at Sweeneysburg, where he served as a deacon for many years. Mr. Sweeney enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. Sweeney was preceded in death by his wife, Mrytle Sweeney, an infant daughter Judith Sweeney, a grandson, Johnny Sweeney, and a sister Nada O’Dell.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Danny Sweeney and his wife Dora of Charlotte, NC,  Donnie Sweeney at home, and  Mike Sweeney and his wife Ann of Sweeneysburg.

Four grandchildren, Jeanne Sweeney, Jimmy Sweeney, April Adkins, and Mike Sweeney II,   six great-grandchildren, Melissa Jarrell, Chucky Hodge, Caleb Akins and David Adkins, Tanner  and  Tab Sweeney, and one great-great-grandchild Riley Jarrell.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gary Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Sweeney II, Chucky Hodge, Tommy Adkins, Watus Dow, Mike Thomson, and John Suptic.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be directed to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

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