Philip Edward Halstead
Alderson-Philip Edward “Phil” Halstead left this earth to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a short illness.
Phil was 70 years old being born on Jan. 18, 1945, at Cranberry, WV, the son of the late William E. “Bill” and Elizabeth Josephine “Jo” Moodespaugh Halstead of Lowell, WV.
Phil was the owner and operator of Halstead General Contracting of Alderson. He was a heavy equipment operator and general contractor and found joy in “turning the earth.” In addition, Phil and his wife, Trudy, were also co-owners and operators of Lightner’s Tavern in Alderson. In his early years he worked on the farm and delivered milk for Greener Acres Dairy, a family business, in Lowell. Phil loved to spend time with his loving family and friends and was especially proud of his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, raising cattle and attending the State Fair of West Virginia as his yearly vacation.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 10 years, Trudy D. Crizer Lightner Halstead of Alderson; son, Lewis Halstead of Alderson; two daughters, Crystal Halstead Crouch of Charleston, WV and Hilarie Halstesd Boone and husband Joe of Charleston, SC; three stepchildren, Teresa Bostic and husband Jeff of Alderson, Kaye Hunter Bland and husband Gary of Fairlea and Georgeanne Godby of Alderson; sister, Barbara Halstead Bowling and husband Jim of Lowell/Pence Springs; seven grandchildren, Emma-Crouch of Charleston, WV, Madison Boone of Charleston, SC, John, Jack and Gray Bostic of Alderson, Thomas Godby of Alderson, and Katie Hunter of Fairlea; two great-grandchildren, Haven Bostic of Alderson and Audrey Hunter of Fairlea; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Apr. 18, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where the Rev. Sam Groves officiated. Burial was in the Keller Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lowell.
Friends called Friday evening, Apr. 17, at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers were: Gill Merritt, Mitch Bowling, Brian Bowling, Joe Boone, Clint Eskins, Jason Merritt, David Burns, and Ricky Gunter.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Ranny Rhodes, Ross Copenhaver, Jim Eskins, David Merritt, Jim Bowling, Jeff Bostic and Gary Bland.