2017-05-24 / Obituaries

John W. Stotler


John West “ Johnny” Stotler, age 91, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born November 19, 1925, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Isaac Doss and Vertie Cleo Bohrer Stotler.

John was a member of First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.

He graduated from Berkeley Springs High School. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was awarded the good conduct medal and the Navy occupational service medal.

He worked as a custodian and a bus driver for Morgan County public schools and retired in 1987.

He sang in the choir at his church. John was a lifetime member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics #117 in Berkeley Springs, the Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post # 60; he was also an active member and served as Chaplin with the Tri-State Honor Guard in Berkeley Springs.

John enjoyed gardening, taking vacations, being with family and loved people and his church.

John is survived by his wife of 65 years at home Bettie Gene Everett Stotler; one daughter, Joyce Carol Fuller of Winchester, Va.; one son, Jerome Wayne Stotler of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one brother, Dave Stotler of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two sisters, Mandella and Carrie Stotler; four brothers, Isaac Dawson, Alfred Doss, Phillip Charles and Belmont Stotler.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church at 49 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Doug Hoffman officiating. Interment with military graveside honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard was in Greenway Cemetery.

The family received friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 36 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hunterandersonfuneralhome.com.

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