Thomas Harless

Obituary of Thomas Ray Harless

Thomas Ray Harless, 58 years of age of Rivesville, WV passed away on April 1, 2021 at West Virginia University Hospitals, Ruby Memorial in Morgantown, WV. He was born August 12, 1962 the son of John and Dorothy Moran Harless of Rivesville, WV. He is also survived by his brother John C. Harless Jr. and his fiancé Kimberly Piper of Grant Town, WV and numerous longtime friends. He was a 1980 graduate from Rivesville High School and a 1985 graduate of Fairmont State College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance. Those who knew Tom understood his work ethic and desire to achieve his goals. At early age, he sold night crawlers to the local fishermen and spent his school years working at the Pantry Store in Rivesville. Recently, he worked at West Virginia University Hospitals helping others and bringing smiles to patients faces. Tom was a “Rivesville Guy” that appreciated his community. He made a lot of memories in Greentown and managed and bartended at Greentown Legends and I-ROCK Lounge. He had a passion for fishing with friends on the Cheat River and spending evenings around the card table. He earned the nickname “Dirty Tom” for his competitiveness and excellent poker skills. He enjoyed watching sports with friends and he cheered on the Minnesota Vikings and followed the Florida State Seminoles. He was an excellent son that cared for his mother and father. He made a habit of eating with his family on a daily basis. His humor and matter of fact statements will be missed. He enjoyed getting one ahead of his friends and never letting them forget it. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Tom’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Friends will be received at Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, Second and Jasper Streets in Rivesville, WV on Friday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 11:00 AM – noon. The funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at noon with Reverend Stanley Merrifield presiding. The interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum. Dave Sapp, Gary Trowbridge, Sherman Sapp, Mike Mahalick, Scott Lopez, Mandy Lopez and Brad Ford are honored to serve as pall bearers. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com. The Harless family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, Rivesville, WV.
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Friday
2
April

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 2, 2021
DeGarmo Chapel
2nd Street, P.O. Box 48
Rivesville, West Virginia, United States
304-363-3130
Saturday
3
April

Visitation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 3, 2021
DeGarmo Chapel
2nd Street, P.O. Box 48
Rivesville, West Virginia, United States
304-363-3130
Saturday
3
April

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, April 3, 2021
DeGarmo Chapel
2nd Street, P.O. Box 48
Rivesville, West Virginia, United States
304-363-3130

Interment

Mt. Zion Cemetery & Mausoleum
Mt. Zion Road, P. O. Box 2098
Fairmont, West Virginia, United States
304-366-0810