Bales, Graham Reggie

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Graham C. “Reggie” Bales, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at his home in Lindside, WV. Born August 25, 1933, in Pearisburg, VA, he was the son of the late Charles Morgan and Nannie Susan Morris Bales.

Reggie was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. He attended the WV Business College in Bluefield, WV, and worked at the Leas & McVitty Leather Plant in Pearisburg, VA, and the National Gypsum Lime Plant. Later, he was a self-employed appliance repairman. He loved hunting and fishing, and enjoyed sports, especially the VA Tech Hokies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty K. Beasley Bales; and siblings, Mary Margaret Bales, James Arthur Bales, Graham Clifford Bales, Charles M. Bales Jr., Samuel Harrison Bales, Thomas Levi Bales, and Ivan Glenn Bales Sr.

Survivors include three sons, Barry Bales and wife Barbara of Red Sulphur Springs, WV, Bruce Bales and wife Peggy of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Bryan Bales of AL. Also surviving are four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A time of fellowship and remembrance of Reggie’s life will be held from 6:00PM until 8:00PM on Monday, October 24, 2022, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home in Peterstown, WV. Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.