Donald E.
PAW PAW, W.Va. - Donald Edward "Don" Largent, 86, of Paw Paw, died on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at his home.
Don was born on Sept. 20, 1933, in Great Cacapon, a son of the late Wilbur W. and Viola Stribey Largent. He was a veteran in the United States Marine Corp., worked as a quality controller for PPG in Cumberland, members of the Deford Lodge Post 88 in Berkeley Springs, Ali Gham Shriners in Cumberland, Paw Paw Fire & Rescue, American Legion Post 128 in Paw Paw, a deputy reserved for the Morgan County Sheriff Department and the Protestant faith. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working and especially being with his family.
Don married Jo A. Gordon Largent on June 18, 1955, in Paw Paw.
Surviving with his wife of 64 years is a son, Donald E. Largent II of Paw Paw; two daughters, Vicky J. Wolfe and husband, Alton, Susie C. Slider both of Paw Paw; four grandchildren, Becky Carpenter & husband, Gary, Adam Wolfe & wife, Jennifer, William Slider & Kasey Slider; five great-grandchildren, John, Audrey, Christopher, Tessa & Kalli.
He is preceded in death by a brother, William Largent and a sister, Betty Moran.
A celebration of Don's life will be held at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Darlene Powers.
Inurnment will be private in the Camp Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 1-2:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430 or Paw Paw Fire & Rescue, 44 Moser Ave, Paw Paw, WV 25434.
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Published on October 8, 2019


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Linda Deremer
Oct 11, 2019
I think that Don is the same man that saved my fathers life years ago, my father and another man was driving a Studibaker car which hit the bridge and through my dad into the water and I believe that it was Don who pulled him out, Don was fishing that night. My condolences to your family, I have thought of Don many times through my life, I don't recall exactly what year that was, Don was a young man or maybe even a teenager at that time.
Nita House
Oct 11, 2019
He was such a great friend and neighbor to Sonny & I ,many a time he rescued us from snakes, snow and mostly from my own stupidity .You will be missed my friend
Carl Hill
Oct 09, 2019
Some people just do more in life than others..and do it quietly. Don was such a man. I met him when he was working "behind the scenes" trying to get cellphone service for the Paw Paw area. The Tower that stands near his home, is the result of his work. He made hundreds of calls to the "powers that be", Verizon, and Liberty Tower...and we got a tower. I got to know him pretty well..and when the tower finally was "up" ..I went to him..and, his only comment was that , "he was glad for the people of Paw Paw". I'm not even sure he used a cellphone..but because of him..I can! Thank you, Donald. God Speed, my friend.....
Johnnie White
Oct 08, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jennifer and Barry Wood
Oct 08, 2019
Condolences and heartfelt sympathy. It saddens us for your loss.
You were an amazing neighbor to us when we lived across the highway.
Ernie & Tina Lewis, Zella Brown
Oct 08, 2019
Our family sends lots of love and prayers. Don was a very special man. May you guys find peace with your memories.....Hugs to All
Phyllis and Ronnie Sieben
Oct 08, 2019
Hugs and prayers for all for the loss of your Loved one!