Dan “Wilbur” Brogan, age 66, of Seebert, formerly of Alum Creek, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Buckeye.
Born July 9, 1950, in Charleston, he was a son of the late Webb and Myrtle Brogan.
Dan was a long-time employee of Union Carbide. He retired to Pocahontas County and resided along the Greenbrier River. He never met a stranger, and was well-known for his giving nature and helping heart. He was known for always having a smile. Everyone he met was immediately instructed to call him “Uncle Dan,” as if they were a part of the family.
No matter where Dan went, he always knew someone, and had a story to tell. He enjoyed nothing more than hunting, fishing and gardening with his best friends Elwood Whitlock and Vandon Raines. He enjoyed sitting by the Greenbrier River in the “Chicken Hut,” relaxing and visiting with friends and tourists.
Dan was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Marlinton. He was a 1970 graduate of George Washington High School, where he was class president.
His passing has left a void that can never be filled for all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Brogan.
He is survived by his long-time partner, Beverly Eads; a son, Calvin Brogan, and wife, Norma, of South Charleston; a daughter, Melissa Chandler, of Alum Creek; nephews, whom he and his former wife, JoEllen, raised from childhood, Tony Stewart, and wife, Jessica, and Justin Stewart; Beverly’s loving children, Michelle Sharp, and husband, Robert, and Lance Eads; brothers, Ezra “Blackie” Brogan and Timmy Brogan, and wife, Connie; a sister, Sue Brogan; five grandchildren, Brittany Griffith, and husband, Brent, Allison Adams, and husband, Shaun, Jeffrey Allen, Logan Ryder and Cierra Sharp; three great-grandchildren, Beckett Griffith, Brinley Griffith and Allie Stewart; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 27, 2 p.m. at his home in Seebert.