It is with great sadness that the family of William "Denny" Gidley announces his passing on August 6, 2020 at 87 years old. He will be lovingly remember by his wife, Donna of 68 years, daughter Denise (Paul) Miller, son-in-law John (Diane) White and grandchildren John (Heather) White, Jason (Jamie) Burrow, Amber (Kyle) Cook and Orie Sheppard; as well as his twelve great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Denny was preceded in death by his two daughters, Diane White and Joyce Burrow, his granddaughter Shawn Cromer, his three siblings, June White, Bob Gidley and John Albert Gidley and his father and mother, William Albert Gidley and Edith Mae Mellinger Gidley. Denny was born on December 24, 1932 in Morgantown, WV.
He spent most of his life enjoying hunting, gardening, reading, talking and spending time with friends and family. Denny was a crane operator for Union 132 for 69 years, before retiring. He was a volunteer fire fighter in Cheat Lake, WV and he also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America. Denny will be remembered by his family for the great amount of love and patience that he showed to each of them and he will forever be missed by them.
Services for Denny Gidley will be held at Watson funeral home on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11am at Watson Funeral Home, with a viewing at 10am. Due to COVID-19, there are restrictions in the number allowed for attendance. If any, aside from family would like to show their sympathy, they are invited to the graveside service, at Townsend cemetery that will immediately follow the 11am services.