E. Carl Argabrite, 86, of Grandview passed away at Bowers Hospice House on Thursday March 28, 2019.
Born January 15, 1933 in Duck, WV. He was raised and loved by his maternal grandparents Anis and Mahalia Burnside and his mother Arzula Hunter.
Carl was an Army Veteran. After his service in the Army he resided in Cleveland Ohio where he was employed by Elco Lubrication. It was there that he met and married the love of his life, Sue Cox Argabrite. The two moved back to their home state of WV in 1970. They owned and operated many small businesses in town including Park and Shop Seafood, Stanaford Dairy Queen, Daniels Dairy Queen and Harper Road Dairy Queen. In 1976 he and two partners built the Best Western on Harper Road. This was the first of many hotels he and Sue would own and operate throughout the south. His last and final project was the Baymont Inn (formerly Shoneys Inn) on Harper Road. Thru his business dealings he made many lifelong friends. He never met a stranger and was a well-respected business leader in Southern WV.
Carl’s proudest achievement was his family! He enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons, vacationing with the family and simply gathering together to celebrate a special occasion.
Preceded in death by his grandparents Anis and Mahalia Burnside, mother Arzula Hunter and step father Lee Jennings Hunter, Brother Hal Glen James Jr., Sisters Emma Marie Beavers and Carolyn Sue Brown.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years Sue Cox Argabrite, Linda (Randy) Lowe, Carol (Gary) Calvert, Ronald (Claudette) Argabrite, Joseph (Elizabeth) Argabrite, Jim (Cindy) Argabrite. Grandchildren Greg (Crystal) Calvert, JC (Linda) Calvert, Ashley Argabrite (John Hale), Joesph II Argabrite, Hunter Argabrite, Madison Argabrite and Karlee Argabrite. Great grandchilden Taylor Lambert, Aiden Calvert, Sebastian Calvert, Brandon Calvert, Jacob Calvert, Jackson Hale, Kyndal Sims, Presley Hale and several nieces and nephews.
Surviving sisters Shirley Jones, Sharon Heyman, Judi Moles, Anna Marie Cadle, Brenda Dobbins, Linda Schafer and Susie Campbell. Brothers Ricky James and Jackie Argabrite.
The family would like to give special thanks to his caregivers including Angel Cross, Brenda Smith and Elsie Cox. Words cannot express our gratitude enough to Bowers Hospice House
and their staff for the professional and loving care they gave him and our family.
Services will 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Cross Point Church of God with Pastor Vondie L. Cook, II officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801
Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.