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Philip Edward "Phil" Halstead -Obituary

April 14, 2015

ALDERSON Philip Edward "Phil" Halstead of Alderson, left this earth to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, W.Va., following a short illness.

Phil was 70 years old being born on January 18, 1945, at Cranberry, W.Va., the son of the late William E. "Bill" and Elizabeth Josephine "Jo" Moodespaugh Halstead of Lowell, W.Va.

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 the 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; a son, Lewis Halstead of Alderson; two daughters, Crystal Halstead Crouch of Charleston, W.Va., and Hilarie Halstead Boone and her husband, Joe, of Charleston, S.C.; three step children, Teresa Bostic and her husband, Jeff, of Alderson, Kaye Hunter Bland and her husband, Gary, of Fairlea, and Georgeanne Godby of Alderson; a sister, Barbara Halstead Bowling and her husband, Jim, of Lowell/Pence Springs; seven grandchildren, Emma Crouch of Charleston, W.Va., Madison Boone of Charleston, S.C., 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 will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Sam Groves officiating. Burial will follow at the Keller Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lowell.

Friends may call Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gill Merritt, Mitch Bowling, Brian Bowling, Joe Boone, Clint Eskins, Jason Merritt, David Burns, and Ricky Gunter.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ranny Rhodes, Ross Copenhaver, Jim Eskins, David Merritt, Jim Bowling, Jeff Bostic and Gary Bland.

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