Rev. Reginald Lester “Reggie” Goldizen, age 78, of Medley, WV went to his Heavenly Home on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV after an extended illness.
He was born December 6, 1942 in Cabins, WV and was the son of the late Rev. George Lester Goldizen and Dora Ruhama (Evans) Goldizen. In addition to his parents, Reggie was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline (Goldizen)Kleinhelter; two brothers, Virgil Goldizen and Rev. John Goldizen. Reggie was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Reggie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy (Bergdoll) Goldizen; his daughter, Gayann (Goldizen) Veach and husband Jerry Veach of Lahmansville, WV; two grandchildren, Hayley (Veach) Kessel and husband Aaron Kessel of Medley, WV and Dalton Veach and two great grandchildren, Kayson Jordan Kessel and Emori Layne Kessel. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Reggie was a graduate of Petersburg High School Class of 1961. He was a lifelong cattle and poultry farmer and owned and operated Pleasant Hill Farms in Medley, WV. In addition, he was employed at Allied Egry for nearly 30 years. He also served on numerous boards including Southern States, Farm Bureau and Grant County Farm Service Agency Committee Board.
Reggie’s faith was very important to him. He served in the capacity of song leader and church deacon for many years. Later he was a licensed minister of the Church of God and Pastored the Davis Church of God for five years.
Reggie had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger. He always took the time out of his day to talk with people and get to know them and their families. He loved spending his mornings at local restaurants and visited the stock sales weekly.
Family will receive friends Monday, May 31, 2021 from 6-8 pm at Rig Assembly of God Church at Rig, WV.
The funeral service will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Rig Assembly of God church with Pastor Brad Taylor and Pastor Fred Goldizen (Marlinton, WV) officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery.
Those who wish to remember Reggie in a special way, may make memorial contributions to Rig Assembly of God Church, 10 Queens Drive, Moorefield, WV 26836 or Gideons International.
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