Wayne Edward Bosley, age 77, of Gormania, WV died November 29, 2020 at Garrett Regional Medical Center. He was born November 24, 1943 in Petersburg, WV; a son to the late Edward Orloff and Julia (Bendis) Bosley.
Mr. Bosley graduated Bayard High School in 1962. He served in the United States Army from 1963-1966 as a Sgt. E5 in the 4th Armored division. In 1962 he was signed with the San Francisco Giants Baseball Team in Lakeland, FL. He retired as a coal miner after 40 years working for Island Creek Coal Company and Consol Coal. He was a member of Thomas-Fairfax Lodge #174, a 32nd degree Mason, and Past Patron of the Walter Chapter Eastern Star. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 71. Wayne enjoyed hunting and was an avid Southern Garrett Sports fan. His pride and joy were his grandchildren; he loved spending time with them any chance he had.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances Gaither Bosley, whom he married on December 26, 1963. Also surviving are three sons, Ron Bosley and partner Deb Schombert, Westminster, MD, Bruce Bosley and wife Michelle, Oakland, MD, and Jeremy Bosley and wife Heather, Red House, MD, one daughter, Cheri Arnold and partner Todd Arnold, Aurora, WV, two brothers, Gary Bosley and wife Rose, Oakland, MD, and Craig Bosley and wife Todd, Aurora, WV, one sister, Donna Jones, Oakland, MD, eight grandchildren, Michaela Ormsby and husband David, Ian Bosley, Conner Bosley, Ashley Green, Amber Arnold, Peyton Joy, Brianna Ratliff and husband Shane, and Gabi Bosley and partner Jacob Fleck, one special-great-grandson, Abel Grant Ratliff, and two special aunts, Shirley Coffman and Juanita Bosley.
Friends will be received at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland, Friday, December 4, from 5-8 PM. A Funeral service will be conducted, 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 5, at the funeral home with Rev. Samuel Moon officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be accorded immediately following the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Pope Cemetery, Gorman, MD.
Face masks and social distancing are required and, if you or a family member are feeling ill, we ask that you stay home and visit with the family at a later time.
The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland is honored to be serving the Bosley family at this time.