Carl Balderson, Sr., 89, of Parkersburg, W.Va. passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Parkersburg Care Center.
Born October 8, 1931 in Parkersburg, son of the late Thomas W. and Leetah Round Balderson.
Carl grew up and lived most of his life in Parkersburg. At a young age, Carl developed an honorable work ethic with his first job as a newspaper and ice cream delivery boy in his community. Carl eventually worked in concrete and started his own business, Balderson & Sons Construction, which spanned over 50 years.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for forty years after giving his heart to the Lord on a Crossroads Retreat. Carl worked tirelessly for the church, whether it was cooking pancakes or maintaining the church building. He did it all because of his love for God and his church family. Carl loved Christian music and especially loved the music played by Steve Kimes. Carl never missed an opportunity to pray and you knew his prayers came from the heart.
Those who cherish his memory are his wife of 70 years, Audrey Beckett Balderson; son, Russell (Connie) Balderson; daughter-in-law, Diane Brown Balderson; granddaughter, StÃ©phanie (Dennis) Levreau; sisters-in-law, Marie Balderson and Carolyn Stutler; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Carl was predeceased by his son, Carl “Bus” Balderson, Jr.; brothers, Raymond and Leon Balderson; sisters, Velma Metz, Genevieve Watkins, Esther Battin, Lusta Martin and Amalie McGary; two young siblings; and father and stepmother, James M. and Oza A. Allred Beckett.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 10th and Thomas Street, Parkersburg with Reverend Gage Rewerts and Pastor Chuck Furbee officiating. The services will end with the burial in the Mount Olivet cemetery. Visitations will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Vaughan-Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street, Parkersburg and 1 hour before services on Saturday at the church.
Tributes can be shared with the family at vaughankimes.com.