Marion “Jiggs” Wingrove, 88, of Bethesda, died Saturday, August 16 in Barnesville Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1926 in Graysville, WV, a son of the late Encil and Delphia White Wingove.

He was a retired river boat pilot and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Helen Truex Wingrove; one daughter, Kathy (Bert) Simonson of Jacobsburg; two brothers, Bill (Fran) Wingrove of Florida and Louie (Betty) Wingrove, of St. Clairsville; two sisters, Lola VanDyne of New Castle and Lorna (Harold) Knight of Powhatan; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jiggs will always be remembered for his love of the river and his dogs.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jiggs’ name may be made to Wetzel County Animal Shelter, RR2 Box 57, New Martinsville, WV 26155.

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