Patrick Jennings Largent
Patrick Jennings Largent passed peacefully with a friend and family on November 4 at the Hospice Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville, W.Va.
Born January 1, 1954, he was the son of Harold Jennings Largent and Nancy Hovermale Largent.
He was a 1973 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and received an accounting certificate from Hagerstown Business College in 1975.
He was not only an active Boy Scout but also became a recognized adult leader in scouting and the explorers. In 1987, he was named the Explorer of the Year for the Potomac District of the Boy Scouts of America and the following year was recognized with the Silver Beaver Award for his distinguished service to the Scouts. He was a mentor to many.
For over 50 years, he and his parents operated Largent’s Truck and Implement Center, of which he became the president and where his knowledge of every facet of the business was invaluable to its operation.
He is survived by his sister Linda McGraw, her husband Jerry, their son J. Wyatt McGraw, their grandsons Emmett and Andy, his aunt Mary Ellen Largent and many cousins.
He loved working with horses, both in West Virginia and in Colorado, spending time at the family cabin and talking with friends and was involved with his community. As an EMT and as a volunteer fireman, Pat was always ready to help others. His tremendous knowledge of International Harvester parts and equipment helped many farmers and friends. He was an expert at rappelling, riding his horses and sharing his knowledge and skills.
He was a member of Deford Masonic Lodge in Berkeley Springs and Ali Ghan Shriners in Cumberland, Md.
A celebration of his life is planned for Sunday, November 14, at 2 p.m. at South Morgan Fire Company. Family will be present at 1:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to visit before the celebration.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to South Morgan Fire Company at 8978 Winchester Grade Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411; Horses with Hearts, P.O. Box 2186, Martinsburg, WV 25402 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.
Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.