John E. Shahan, Sr., 101, of Tunnelton, WV passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 28, 2023.
John was born July 24, 1921, and was a son of the late Orville B. and Florence Shahan. He served as an Engineer in the Army during World War II, and was stationed in Japan and the Philippines for three years. He worked as a coal miner for twenty years in various coal mines. After retiring from mining, he went on to take over the family grocery store business and continued to run Shahan’s Grocery Store with his late wife, Naomi, and their children for 23 years.
John is survived by one son: Danny Shahan of Tunnelton; one daughter: Judy Judy of Polk City, FL; one daughter-in-law: Crystal Shahan of Salem, WV; two grandchildren: Jason Baylor and Brian Shahan; five great-grandchildren: Tyler Baylor, Shalyn Baylor, Sarah Baylor, Brian Shahan, and Olivia Williamson, two great-great-grandchildren: Raven and Willow Williamson; several nieces and nephews, and two former sons-in-law: Fred Judy, and Richard Baylor whom he was very fond of.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 72 years, Naomi Shahan in June of 2021; one son, John E. Shahan, Jr.; and one brother, Howard Shahan.
Friends and family will be received at Kingwood Funeral Home, 295 South Price Street, on Wednesday, February 1st from 4 – 8 PM, and Thursday, February 2nd from 10 – 11AM. Funeral Services will be held at Kingwood Funeral Home Chapel on February 2nd at 11 AM with Pastor David Biggins officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the honor details of VFWs and Vietnam Veterans of Preston County, and the WVANG. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in Tunnelton.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to WV Caring and Preston County Senior Citizens.
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