John Arthur Jeffries, 75, of Weston, WV, visited his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 30, 2021. He passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by a loving family and under the compassionate care of WVU Medicine Hospice . .
John was born in Orlando, WV on May 24, 1946, the son of the late Coleman Theodore Jeffries and Helen Frame Jeffries. In addition to his parents, John was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by a granddaughter, Grace Burdette; and one brother, Thomas A. Jeffries.
On November 2, 1996, John married Sharon Elaine Rogers Crumit and together they shared over 24 wonderful years of marriage.
Their wife, Sharon Jeffries of Weston, WV, cherish memories of John forever; two children: John A. Jeffries II of Martinsburg, WV, and Wendy Michelle Harbaugh and her husband, Michael Jr., of Scottland, PA; two stepchildren: Michael Crumit and his wife, Leslie, of Clarksburg, WV, and Gregory Crumit of Jane Lew, WV; five grandchildren: Hunter and Holly Jeffries, Helen and Christian Burdette and Michael “Mikey” Harbaugh III; one step-grandson, Jacob Crumit; two siblings: Charles Jeffries of Weston, WV, and Barbara Parmer and her husband, David, of Hinton, WV; and several nieces and nephews.
John graduated from Weston High School in 1964. He enlisted in the US Army and volunteered for the Marine Corp. John proudly served his country from 1966 to 1968 and was honorably released as Corporal E-4. He then attended Glenville State College where he obtained a Bachelor of Education in 1972. John’s proudest moment was when he joined the West Virginia State Police in 1972. After 22 years in post in the Eastern Enclave and a title of sergeant, John retired from WV State Police. He hated standing still, so he started working with Penn National Gaming as a security supervisor and internal investigator. John was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Weston, the WG Bennett Masonic Lodge in Walkersville, WV, and a former High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of Biglow Chapter 4. He was a true West Virginia man and loved to hunt, fish and spend time outdoors in the wild and wonderful countryside. John also designed unique wardrobes for his family and renovated homes. He was a dedicated man and he will be sadly missed.
Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Road. to Jane Lew, WV from 11 am to noon on Tuesday August 3, 2021. Funeral services will begin at noon Tuesday in the Chapel of the Pat Boyle Funeral Home with Pastor James Martin as celebrant. Full military honors will be awarded by the United States Marine Corps and the Lewis County Honor Guard. Following the services, John’s cremation request will be honored at the on-site crematorium at Pat Boyle Funeral Home. A private burial at the Orlando Cemetery will take place at a later date.
We at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service appreciate the service of John Arthur Jeffries and it has been our honor and privilege to serve his family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneralHome.com.