In Loving Memory Of
Donald Ray Brookover, 94, of Jakes Run, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 in the
Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown just 2 days short of
his 95th birthday.
He was born June 5, 1922 at Jakes Run, a son of the late William L. Brookover
and Emma Cook Brookover.
After graduating from Blacksville High School in 1942 he attended the Machinist
School at the University of West Virginia.
Mr. Brookover was a veteran of World War II, United States Army, Eighth Air
Force having served in the European Theatre.
Don worked for 41 years as a manufacturing process engineer for Houze Glass
He was a member of the Jakes Run Assembly of God Church and he was an avid
gardener and wood worker for sixty years.
Surviving are his wife of 75 years, Ruby Helen Brookover; two sons and their
spouses, Gary Ray Brookover and Gene Louis Brookover and his wife Ginger; one
granddaughter, Laurie Burks; one great-grandson and his fiancee’, Lucas
Cozort and Brianna Craynon; one sister, Helen Tennant Ferringer; and nieces and
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, William
Sherrill Brookover; one sister, Mary Brookover Moore; one niece, Donna Miles;
and his father and mother-in-law, Arthur Cross and Ossie Cross.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Women’s Ministry, Jakes Run
Assembly of God Church, c/o Dwayne Tennant, 10 Thomas Run Road, Fairview, WV
The family would like to thank the staff of Mapleshire for their care and
concern in recent months.
Friends may call at the Owen-Neely Funeral Home, 5894 Mason-Dixon Highway,
Blacksvile, WV from 6-9 PMTuesday. Funeral services will be in the
funeral home at 11:00 AM Wednesday with Pastor Rob Bennett
officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Luke Cemetery at