MIDLOTHIAN — Jacob Melvin Loar, 86, of Midlothian, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at the Frostburg Nursing Center.
Jacob was born on March 10, 1922, in Loartown. He was the son of the late Jacob and Edith (Fatkin) Loar. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Hester.
Jacob was a former employee of Kelly Springfield Tire Company. He served his country during World War II in the Marine Corps and was a member of the Carlson Raiders. He was a member of the American Legion Farrady Post 24. Jacob was an avid coon hunter. He loved fishing and pitching horseshoes. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Sarah (Seggie) Loar; two sons, Gary Loar and wife Debbie, of Cresaptown, and Robert Loar and wife Sherry, of Fayetteville, N.C.; two daughters, Diana Cutter and husband Duke, of Midlothian, and Debby Donahue, of LaVale; daughter, Sandy Jenkins, of Pittsburgh; and son, Ronald Loar, of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Richard Cutter, Melissa Shimer, Chad Cutter, Jacob Loar, Lisa Brown, Denise Shirley, and Tonya Lowery; step-grandchildren, Chelsie Broadwater, Travis Broadwater, Roger Murphy, and Billy Murphy; great-grandchildren, Jordan Cutter, Ricky Cutter, Nina Cutter, Cody Shirley, Sarah Shirley, Makenna Lowery, and Matthew Lowery; stepgreat-grandchildren, Trever and Tyler Broadwater; and a sister, Irene Robertson, of Frostburg.
Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., Frostburg, on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor George Loar officiating.
Pallbearers will be Rick Cutter, Chad Cutter, Cody Shirley, Ron Shirley, Steve Lowery, Duke Cutter, and Jacob Loar.
Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Military honors will be accorded by Farrady Post 24 of the American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to WMHS-Hospice Unit.