The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 15, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kenton T. ‘Ted’  Bartgis

HINTON — Kenton T. “Ted” Bartgis, 94, of 300 Miller Avenue, Hinton, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Main Street Care in Hinton after a long illness.

Born August 11, 1919, he was the son of the late Blanche Bartgis and George Bartgis.

Ted was a World War II veteran who proudly served in the United States Navy. He loved his job as a conductor with CSX Transportation. He was an avid hunter, a member of The Turkey Hunters’ Hall of Fame, a fisherman and gardener. He was a devoted Christian and family man, spending as much time with his children and grandchildren as possible. He was a deacon in The First Baptist Church of Hinton. He looked forward to his reunion with his Lord Jesus Christ. He will be sadly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Mann Bartgis, and by two of his grandsons, Shannon Bartgis and Richard Bennett. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Survivors are his two sons, J. Kent Bartgis and wife Lou of Hinton and M. Keith Bartgis and wife Laurie of Charlotte, NC, and his daughter, Loue Ann Bennett and husband Robert of Hinton. Ten grandchildren, Bryen Bartgis and wife Lisa, Kari Vicars and husband Chris, Alissa Grindstaff, Natalie Weaver and husband Matt, Michael Bartgis, Leslie Wooten, Scott Wooten and wife Shannon, Hope Jones and husband Brent, Daniel Halloran and wife Karen and Robert Bennett, Jr., and wife Kelly; seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Hinton with Pastors Butch Honaker and Jeff Canterbury officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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