Delbert William Saylor


COVINGTON, VA[ndash] Delbert William Saylor of Covington, and for the past 24 years, White Sulphur Springs, WV, died Friday, August 24, 2018 in Aiken, SC.
He was born April 21, 1926 in Beckley, WV, to the late James Saylor and Brillar Jane Saylor.
He was employed by John B. Salterini Co. in Covington, Ford Motor Co. in Cleveland, OH and Bath County Pumped Storage Project in Bath Co., VA and the Westvaco Extruder Plant in Low Moor.
In Sept 1944, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. and was sent to the Pacific Area to serve in World War II. He was wounded in Okinawa, Ryukru Island in 1945 and served against the Occupation of China in 1946. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for injuries received during bravery above and beyond expectations.
Delbert was an avid Nascar Race fan where he spent most weekends in the summer watching the races and cheering on his favorite, Ford. One of the highlights of his later years was to drive laps on his 76th birthday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and dine in the restaurant upstairs overlooking the raceway with family.
Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Anna Laura Saylor; three brothers, Freeman "Louie" Saylor, James Saylor, and Edward "Popeye" Saylor; two sisters, Virginia Lee Smith and Vivian Hall and one grandson, Jody Sprague.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Riordan and husband, Kevin of Aiken, SC, and Patricia Rose and husband, Bill of Covington. He is also survived by grandson, Richard Cromer of Melbourne, FL, and two granddaughters, Laura Cupp of Gainesville, GA, and Shannon Fogus of Covington, VA. Other grandchildren, great grandchildren and nephews and nieces.
There will be a memorial service held at the Alvon United Methodist Church on Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs, WV, on Saturday, October 20 at 10AM. There will be a graveside service with Military Rights at Mapledale Cemetery, Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs, following the service.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
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A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Oct. 20, 2018, at Alvon United Methodist Church, 9402 Pocahontas Trail, White Sulphur Springs, WV, USA.
A burial will be held at Mapledale Cemetery, Off Route 92, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986.
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Published on October 17, 2018
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