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  • Brooks F. Flesher, 77, of Millwood

  • Brooks Frederick Flesher, 77, of Millwood, WV, passed away December 27, 2012, in Camden-Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus in Parkersburg, WV.
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  • Brooks Frederick Flesher, 77, of Millwood, WV, passed away December 27, 2012, in Camden-Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus in Parkersburg, WV.
    He was born June 15, 1935, in Millwood, a son of the late Dana and Anna Gay (Merical) Flesher. His brother, James Flesher, and sister, Margaret (Flesher) Barnett Walent also preceded him in death.
    He was a retired furnace operator from Pechiney Aluminum and a member of United Steelworkers Local #5668. He was a former employee of American Hard Rubber, the Raven Drive Inn, Wesvaco, and Midwest Steel.
    He attended the First Baptist Church, Ravenswood and enjoyed woodworking.
    Brooks was a caring and giving person who continually gave thanks for his family.
    Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Annabelle (Shinn) Flesher, of Millwood; son, Jeff (Venisa) Flesher, of Ravenswood; daughter, Mika (Oliver) Pifer of Murraysville; grandchildren, Anna Elizabeth Flesher, Nathanael Brooks Flesher, and Whitney Brooke Pifer; brother, Junior C. "Buck" Flesher, of Millwood; brother-in-law, Lonnie Shinn, and two brothers-in-law whom he raised and considered his special sons, Chuck Shinn, and Clayton Shinn, sisters-in-law, Patsy Sailer, Peg Biles, and Jo Merical, and many nieces and nephews.
    The service was Sunday, December 30, 2012, at the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV.
    Pastor Mark Gerstell officiated. Burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery.
    Visitation was 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
    In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: The ALS Association - 1275 K Street NW - Suite 1050 - Washington, DC 20005
    Email condolences may be sent to castofh@gmail.com.

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