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Paul "Squirt" Messenger

June 26, 1928 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 93)

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Paul “Squirt” Messenger, 93, of Tunnelton, WV, died on Friday, November 26, 2021, at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood,

Paul was born June 26, 1928, in Rowlesburg, a son of the late Dean Stanley Messenger and Thelma (Nice) Messenger Watkins.

He was a 1944 graduate of Rowlesburg High School. He retired as the manager for Preston Parts with over 20 years of service. He owned and operated Squirt’s Roller Rink with his wife for 18 years before retiring in 1972. Paul loved traveling, camping and fishing. Paul is survived by one son and spouse, Paul “Butch” and Carolyn Messenger of Tunnelton; three grandsons and spouses, Michael Scott and Vanessa Messenger of Calcutta, OH, Barry Wayne and Jennifer Messenger of Clinton, PA, Zachary Kyle Messenger of Tunnelton; one great-grandson, Dustin Messenger; two great-granddaughters, Kacey Messenger and Gemma Messenger; one brother-in-law, Rodney Storts of Planet City, Fl.

In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Tacy (Wodzenski) Messenger; one son, David Lynn Messenger, February 1, 2012; two sisters, Ima Storts and Geraldine and spouse Richard “Dick Bolyard Family and step-father Ray Watkins.

Friends may call at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street, on Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 3-7pm. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Rick Bloom officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive on Lantz Ridge.

Family request that memorial contributions be made to the Howesville United Methodist Church, c/o Pearl Wilson, 501 Number 4 Road, Tunnelton, WV 26444.

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November 28, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rotruck - Lobb Kingwood Chapel
295 S. Price St.
Kingwood, WV 26537

Funeral Service
November 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Rotruck - Lobb Kingwood Chapel
295 S. Price St.
Kingwood, WV 26537

Interment following funeral service
November 29, 2021

Mt. Olive Cemetery
CR 84/2 - Mount Olivet Chruch Road Amboy
Amboy, WV 26705


Howesville United Methodist Church
C/O Pearl Weaver, 501 Number 4 Road, Tunnelton WV 26444

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