George Edward McGoskey

George Edward McGoskey, 94, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away at his home, on December 12, 2020.

He was born on November 6, 1926, in Sprague, WV, a son of the late George and Ardena Dragon McGoskey.

George was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ravenswood. He was veteran of the United States Army, serving his country as a military policeman, stationed in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. He enjoyed 42 years of weaving and enjoyed teaching children to weave.  George was very civic minded…, He served as a President of West Virginia State Grange, Mountaineer Pomona Grange, Silverton Grange and Ohio Valley Grange. George was a member of the United Steelworkers Association Local 5668 and was retired from Kaiser Aluminum Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood Works. He and Martha, his wife, were members of the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame. George was recognized by NASA for his part in the Space Shuttle, ( Space Transportation System Program ) “Astronauts Personal Achievement Award” and was signed by, West Virginia’s astronaut, Jon A. McBride. George was responsible for the naming of Eastwood, a community of Ravenswood.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Martha; daughter, Marcella (Dave) Curry of Sandyville, WV; sons, George Daniel (Patricia) McGoskey of Long Beach, FL and Frederick S. (Robin) McGoskey of Ravenswood, WV; grandchildren, Chris Wight, Allison (John) Strickland, Adam (Alicia Alvarado) McGoskey, Seth (Lauren) McGoskey and Jared McGoskey; great grandchildren, Victoria and Garrett Strickland, Taylor, Hadleigh, Tyler, Cole, and Kian McGoskey, Jocilynn Alvarado, Chelle and Erin Wight; sister, Mildred Griffith of Beckley, WV

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Wilma Vought, Margaret Gillispie, Anna Mary Zukowski and Francis McGoskey (infant sister); brother, Emmett McGoskey

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Youth Program, 719 Flinn Street, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

A private family service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, 1:00pm at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with Reverend Michael Ludle, officiating.

Full military graveside rites will be conducted at the Ravenswood Cemetery by the Jackson County Honor Guard.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at roush94@yahoo.com or on Roush Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Published on December 14, 2020