Earl Harvey Gilkey, 69, of Pomeroy, passed away on October 9, 2017 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. Born May 3, 1948 in Middleport, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clarence Ray & Ruth Marie Gilkey. He spent most of his life as a truck driver.
Earl was retired from the Teamsters Local 284. He served in the Army and fought for our country in the Vietnam War as a part of the Americal Division. He was active in the Drew-Webster American Legion Post 39 and the Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926. In his spare time Earl enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Capehart Gilkey of Pomeroy, Ohio; two children, Bill (Julie) Gilkey of Pomeroy, Ohio, Sandi (Josh) Radcliff of Athens, Ohio; five grandchildren; Katie, Matt and Allie Gilkey of Pomeroy, Ohio and Eden and Harmony Radcliff of Athens, Ohio; and a sister Kathy Powell of Middleport, Ohio. He is also survived by his faithful companion, his dog Sophie.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Meigs Memory Gardens with Pastor Lamar O’Bryant officiating. Full military honors will be presented by the VFW and the American Legion.