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Verlin Grant Altizer

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Born 10-3-1925 -- Died 12-10-2002

Verlin Grant Altizer, 77, died Dec. 10, 2002, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1925, in Berwind, W.Va., to his parents, G. H. and Blanche Altizer.

He was a 1942 graduate of Tazewell High School and in February of 1943, volunteered for the U.S. Navy, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He attended the University of Chicago and the National Trade School in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church, Abingdon, Va.

He spent 50-plus years with the Pocahontas Fuel Company, Consolidation Coal Company and the Pittston Company, retiring in 1988 and then remained a consultant until 1998. He married Anna Jean Owens on Dec. 17, 1948.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Jean Owens Altizer; his children and their spouses -- David and Carol Altizer of Tazewell, Va., Nancy and Buell Cook of St. Louis, Mo., Mark and Ann Altizer of Abingdon, Va., Greg and Kim Altizer of Gastonia, N.C.; his mother, Blanche Altizer of Tazewell, Va.; his sisters -- Catherine Karnes and Cleo Bradley both of Tazewell, Va., and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 14 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. William Fowler and Rev. Don Watkins officiating.