Earl Harding Alt, age 100, of Petersburg, WV passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Martinsburg Veterans Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.
Earl was born on April 24, 1921 in Petersburg, WV and was a son of the late Henry Arthur and Grace (Layton) Alt.
In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn (Hinkle) Alt in 2014; two brothers, Eldon Alt and Emory Alt; three half-brothers, Denver Alt, William Alt and Delmar Alt; one sister, Arvella Kimble; one half-sister, Pearl Barr Breakiron;
Earl is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Earl Alt, Jr. and wife Angie of Romney, WV; two grandchildren, Dr. Kara Alt of Chambersburg, PA and Travis E. Alt and wife, Dezi of Romney, WV; half-sister, Mary Brill of Petersburg, WV; three sisters-in-law, Judy Eye, Edna Alt and Frances Alt.
Earl worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) before serving his country in the Army during World War II. He later drove a truck for the late David “Porky” VanMeter and retired from Alt & Alt Contractor in Petersburg. Earl was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church. He also was a member of the former Petersburg Independent Order Of Odd Fellows.
Funeral service will be 2 PM Sunday, April 3, 2022 in the chapel of the Schaeffer Funeral Home with Pastors Mark and Debbie Nicol officiating. Family will receive friends from 12 Noon till time of service at 2 PM.
Interment will be in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens with Military Honors by Grant County Veterans Honor Guard and West Virginia Army Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to Faith Assembly of God Church or Charity of Choice.