The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 13, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 13, 2014


Chick (William) Scarbrough

SHADY SPRING — Chick Scarbrough, age 73, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House, after a long battle with cancer.

Born on October 10, 1940, in Fitzpatrick, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Carlton Scarbrough and Erita Richmond Scarbrough.

Mr. Scarbrough was a retired coal miner with 27 years of service. He was a member of the UMWA and an avid outdoorsman and hunter.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael (Scrapper) Scarbrough, his sister, Norma Thompson, and his brother, Carlton (Bud) Scarbrough.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, and three daughters and their husbands, Sharon and Edward Sheehan of Fairfax Station, Virginia, Sonya and Tad Lowry of Savannah, Georgia, and Sandra and Bill VanValkenburgh of Augusta, Georgia. Five loving grandchildren, Jeremy VanValkenburgh, Leah VanValkenburgh, Reagan Lowry, Sarah Sheehan, and Christina Sheehan. 

Those left to cherish his memory include a very special Uncle Charlie Richmond and his wife, Joann Richmond, of Crab Orchard, David Thompson, of Shady Spring, Brent Thompson of Florida, Keith Thompson of South Carolina, Shirley Richmond of Charleston, Joe and Katie Cox of Beckley, Joey Cox of Beckley, Patricia Williams of Beckley, MaryAnn and Donald Milam of Alderson, Dwayne Milam of Alderson, Mel and Jenna Cooper of Daniels, and Randy Mullins of Flat Top.

Viewing services will be conducted from noon to 2 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Chapel in Shady Spring on Tuesday, January 14. Funeral services directly following the viewing services with Brother Danny Winders officiating.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the Bowers Hospice House for their care and compassion as well as to his nephew and wife, Eugene and Julie Milam of Alderson.

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

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.

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