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Obituary for Earl "Bud" McMinn

Earl Junior "Bud" McMinn, 84, of Morgantown, passed away early Thursday, July 21st, 2022 at WVU Medicine - JW Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Born May 24th, 1938 in Morgantown, he was son of the late Earl McMinn, Sr. and the late Helen Haley McMinn.

Bud is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilma Jane Welsh McMinn whom he married March 31, 1963; two children, Michael E. McMinn and his wife Emelita of Charleston, SC, and Lisa Bryant and her husband Robert of Salisbury, MD; four grandchildren, Samuel Robert Bryant and his wife Laura of Salisbury, MD, Kathryn Engleman and her husband Timothy of Sterling Heights, MI, Ethan Bryant of Salisbury, MD and Mariah McMinn of North Charleston, SC; his siblings, Darla Leach of Morgantown, and Myron McMinn and his wife PJ Johnston of Morgantown; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Bud was a devoted family man and loved his family dearly. He was the greatest husband and father that his family could have asked for. He was very adventurous, and made sure that his family had new activities to do and roads to travel. Bud was also a truck driver who drove more than three million miles accident - free. But most of all, he loved God and was proud of the work he did at Calvary Chapel Church where he served as their "all around handyman."

Friends may join Bud's family for a service of remembrance to honor his life and legacy at Calvary Chapel Church, 493 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Lonny Ferrerio officiating. Bud will be inurned at a later date in the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown with Full Military Honors accorded.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions in Bud's memory to Calvary Chapel Church.

Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Westover / Morgantown is providing care and guidance to the family.

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