Van “Ed” Reger, age 83, of Buckhannon, WV, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at his home.
He was born July 21, 1938, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Kyle M. and Gladys Fern Light Reger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Vanessa Reger.
He is survived by two sons: Charles Martin Reger and wife Patti Lewis, of Buckhannon, and Bryan Wayne Reger and wife Carla Lantz, of Peel Tree, WV; one daughter, Tricia Jane Ware, of Buckhannon; one grandson, Brandon Ware, of Hackers Creek, WV; four granddaughters: Hannah Reger, of Hackers Creek, Bryanna Williams and husband Tyler, of Peel Tree, Alyssa Hollen and husband Brian, of Buckhannon, and Kylie Jane Ware, of Buckhannon; two brothers: Milford Reger, of Adrian, WV, and David Reger and wife Beverly, of Buckhannon; three sisters: Sharon Gump, of Barrickville, WV, Luretta Rhinehart, of Elkins, WV, and Martha Bonner and husband Danny, of Pittsburgh, PA; several nieces and nephews; and his caregiver, Brenda Woodson, of Selbyville, WV.
Mr. Reger served in the U. S. Army and was a former Scout Master for Troop #108. He was a member of and served as a lay pastor for the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.
After 30 + years of service, Ed retired from Corhart Refractories where he worked as a foreman and as a shipping and receiving clerk. He was also a charter member of the Upshur County EMS and loved hunting, fishing, farming and going to church.
Friends will be received Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Upshur County Honor Guard will perform military honors at the graveside.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.