Frederick R. “Fred” Edgell, of Bingamon Road, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at UHC in Bridgeport. He was born Jan. 23, 1935, to Roy W. and Eula M. (Smith) Edgell.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joanne (Jett) Edgell; his children, Frederick R. Edgell II (Donna), Carol Lynn Edgell, Deborah A. Barron, Mary A. Riegel and a son-in-law Darris P. Riegel. In addition, his grandchildren, Nicholas P. Shearer (Amber), Michael L. Shearer (Billie), Joshua Barron, Zackary Barron, Rachel Cook (Jeremy), Savannah Edgell, Hunter Edgell, Michele Riegel and Brandon Riegel; great-grandchildren, Mikaylie Shearer, Brittany Garcia, Kirsten Fahy, Devin Riegel and Kamdyn Waites; step-grandchildren, Jenna Barron and Philip Barron; as well as his brother, Tom Edgell (Carol Marie) and a best friend, Harold Deavers and many other friends and family members.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter; son-in-law, Phil Barron; and sister, Betty Toothman.
He and wife were co-owners of E & E Angus and enjoyed attending the Rocking P Farm dinner and cattle auction, as well as the WV Beef Expo in Jackson’s Mill. He was a member of the American Angus Association. As a member of UMWA Local 1501, he retired from Robinson Run Mine 95. Prior to becoming a coal miner, he was a salesman at James Chevrolet in Mannington. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and looked forward to the traditional first day of deer season breakfast with his son and grandsons. He leaves behind many memories to cherish.
The family was received friends at Perine Funeral Home, 1348 South Pike St. Shinnston, on Sunday, from 2-8 p.m. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Interment followed at the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences can be shared at
The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Edgell family.