Richard Eugene Luzader, 90, of Tunnelton, WV, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Monongalia General Hospital and his wife of 68 years, Emma Jean Montell Luzader, 84, of Tunnelton, followed him in death on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Preston Memorial Hospital.
Richard was born November 9, 1930, in Preston County, a son to the late Earl Edward and Thelma Virginia (Case) Luzader. Emma Jean was born February 8, 1936, in Preston County, a daughter of the late Archie Monroe Knotts and Lelah Montell (Wolfe) Tomlinson.
Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. During three years of service he also worked putting phone lines in Japan. He retired in 1995 as a welder for Greenbrier Aggregates, Inc. Emma Jean had been a health service worker for Hopemont State Hospital. They both enjoyed farm life, gardening, hunting, fishing, camping and watching sports, especially the WVU Mountaineers, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Emma Jean enjoyed baking, canning and collecting cookbooks.
They are survived by one son, Richard Edward Luzader Sr. of Tunnelton; one daughter, Sharon Luzader of Tunnelton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; Emma Jean is also survived by three brothers, Eugene and Janet Knotts of Walker, Hallie and Beverly Knotts of Manheim, and Denzil and Roberta Knotts of Thornton.
In addition to their parents, they were preceded in death by their daughter-in-law, Esther Luzader.
Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street, on Sunday, January 24, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Monday, January 25, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn officiating. Interment will follow at Sanders Hill Cemetery in Tunnelton. Military honors will be accorded by the Preston County Honor Guard and WVANG Military Funeral Honors, Camp Dawson.
Social distancing and masks are required.
The family requests that any donations be made in their memory to the Sanders Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Roberta Knotts, 70 Seven Oaks Lane, Thornton, WV 26440.
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Sanders Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Roberta Knotts,
70 Seven Oaks Lane, Thornton WV 26440