Burley G. Coberly


Burley G. Coberly, age 76, went home to be with the Lord at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV.

Mr. Coberly was born May 18, 1944, the son of the late Rev. Burley T. and Opal Coberly. On September 4, 1971, he married Patricia (Grogg) Coberly who survives him. He is also survived by one brother, Clarence (Pauline) Coberly of Dover, DE; one sister, Lena Ruth (Frank) Cook of Midlothian, TX; two brothers-in-law, James (Mary) Grogg of Parkersburg, WV and Don (Deanna) Grogg of Buckhannon, WV; his faithful and loving cat “Kia”; extended family friends, Exil and Nelda Light, Shirley Bailey and Rovena Neff; his Church Family and Mt. Nebo Family. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Coberly was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Frank Ancell, formerly of Century, WV; mother and father-in-law, Leonard and Annabelle Grogg; and one sister-in-law, Judith Grogg, all formerly of Weston, WV.

Mr. Coberly worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Clarksburg for 31 ½ years, Tehas Gas and Dominion Gas for 9 ½ years and Key Energy for 6 years before retiring.

He was the President of the WV Mt. State Gospel Singers Corporation for 17 years while also serving as a Director from Upshur County. Mr. Coberly was also a Director of The Gospel Sing In The Hills for over 25 years. He also sang lead with The Believers Quartet from Buckhannon. He was a born again Christian and attended Good Hope Tabernacle. Working in and singing Southern Gospel Music was his calling and life’s passion.

A memorial gathering will be held Monday, May 17, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Good Hope Tabernacle. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the church with Pastor Holly J. Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. In honoring Mr. Coberly’s wishes, he will be cremated.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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