Orval Channel

Obituary of Orval Channel

Orval S. Channel, age 86, of Ellamore, WV died Sunday, April 29, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, WV. He was born February 12, 1932, in Alexander, WV, a son of the late Oscar and Eula Samples Channel. On January 18, 1958 he married Agnes Shreve who preceded him in death on April 12, 2010. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Warren and Garfield Channel. He is survived by his companion Lee Hoover of Buckhannon; one son, John Edward Channel and wife Colleen of Grove City, OH; one daughter, Pam Channel and Ron Badgley of Columbus, OH; three step-sons, Bradley Hoover and wife Colleen of French Creek, WV, Darren Hoover and wife Chasity of Buckhannon and Jay Hoover and wife Tina of Bridgeport, WV; two step-daughters, Nancy Gibson and husband Tvonne and Lisa Arbogast and husband Alfred all of Buckhannon; one grandson, Chad Channel of Grove City; one granddaughter, Chelsea Channel of Grove City; one step-grandson, Kevin Badgley and wife Hannah of Grove City; one step-granddaughter, Kristin Badgley of Grove City; two sisters, Acena Shelton of Hinkley, OH and Ruhama Grissom and husband Carmon of Brunswick, OH and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Channel was a mechanic for Corhart Refractories, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a Christian by faith. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Buckhannon Fire Department and a member of the Upshur County R.E.A.C.T association and the V.F.W. Post 3663. Mr. Channel was an avid Mountaineer fan. Friends will be received Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5-9 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 AM Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Sinclair officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckhannon Veterans Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct Military Honors at the graveside. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


The funeral will be recorded with a live broadcast. The funeral will start approximately at 11 AM Saturday, May 5, 2018.