69, of Terra Alta, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.
The son of the late Milford A. and Esther D. Patton Friend, he was born October 6, 1948 in Cumberland, MD.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lucy Friend; two sons, Eric Friend of Kansas and Gerald Uphold of Kingwood; two daughters, Erin Friend of Indiana and Karen Stiles of Barton, MD; one sister, Linda Uphole of Lancaster, PA; 10 grandchildren: Jay Uphold II, Matthew Uphold, Noah Stiles, Ryan Savage, Nick, Ryan and Cadence Friend and Destiny, Jonathan and Lieh Friend.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Friend.
Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8. The funeral service will be Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Stanley Waybright officiating. Burial will follow in the WV National Cemetery, Grafton, WV, with military honors provided.