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Willard Qualls

November 23, 1940 — March 5, 2024

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Willard Dale "Sonny" Qualls, 83, of Bayard, WV, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Valley Health Winchester Medical Center, VA. Born on November 23, 1940, in Comfort, WV, he was the son of the late Daniel Boone and Emily Irene (Morris) Qualls.
Sonny was a 1958 graduate of Philippi High School, where he was student council president and a member of marching band percussion section. He was a proud veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. Sonny, an electrician by trade, was a member of the UMWA Local 2478 and, prior to his retirement, worked for Island Creek Coal's Alpine Coal Co. and North Branch. After his retirement from the mines, he continued to do electrical work for various companies.
Sonny was an avid hunter who enjoyed spending time at the hunting camp and was an enthusiastic Union Athletics Booster. In his later years, Sonny maintained a presence in his community, often being seen on a bench at Walmart and enjoying the company of others. Of the activities he enjoyed, what he loved the most was spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Brenda (Fridley) Qualls; his children, Elizabeth Geyer and husband Stephen, Kelly Crawford and husband Dennis, John Qualls and wife Heidi, and Emily Lucas and husband Joe; grandchildren, Nathan Collette and wife Larissa, Scott Geyer, D.J. Crawford, Kaitlyn Collette and Curt, Paige Pierce and husband Derrick, David Shifflett and wife Kayleigh, Daniel Crawford and Kali, Colton Lucas and Sydney, Allison Collette, Rachel Crawford and Jacob, Morgan Qualls and Seth, and Mason Qualls; great grandchildren, Trenton, Tucker and Rylee Collette, Amelia Kaminski, Paislee and Kynlee Pierce, and Bailey Geyer; a sister, June Angiulli and husband Ralph; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland, on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM and on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 11 AM to 1 PM. A funeral service will be held at 1 PM with Lay Pastor Lisa Basye officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Bayard Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Sonny's name may be made to the Union High School Athletics Boosters, 52 Tiger Dr., Mount Storm, WV 26739, or to your local emergency services. The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Qualls family.

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