William “Frank” Hager, 92, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.
The Javins, W.Va., native was born Oct. 17, 1917, the son of the late William and Vallie Kirk Hager. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sylvia Hostetter Hager.
Mr. Hager attended school in Grandview, W. Va., and was a former coal miner for 20 years. He also worked for W.G. Lockhart as a heavy laborer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition the his parents, he was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Daniel, Ted, Jack, Jess, Randy, Clark, and Mike Hager and two sisters, Edith Holstein and Eva Rutski.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Candy and Jeff Cochran of Kitts Hill, Brenda Strange of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Deborah Corpuz of Kapaa, Hawaii; two sisters, Anthem Walker of MacArthur, W.Va., and Ella Claypool of Alexander, Va.; three sisters-in-law, Violet Hager of Ashford, W.Va., Gloria Hager of Oak Hill, W.Va., and Anna Hager of Richwood, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Charlene and Ted Bellenger of Birmingham, Ala., and Debbie and Brandon Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Bellenger and Dalton Davis and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Webb officiating. Friends may call 6 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 2610 Pearidge Road, Oak Hill, W.Va. with military rites by the V.F.W. 3110. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.