Ira “Jeff ” Maggard, 67, died September 20 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va.
A son of the late Burkless and Ethel Maggard, he was a brother of the late Donald Bruce Maggard
Mr. Maggard was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Meredith Matthews and Scott Johnson
He was a retired coal miner of 39 years and a member of the Church of Christ, and was known for his gentle and faithful spirit.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Sharon Maggard; a son, Shawn Maggard and wife Rachel; a daughter, Melissa Cantrell and husband Jeff; three grandchildren, Hannah, Xander and Weslee; two sisters, Cuba Matthews of Riverview Fla., and Juanita Ramey and husband Don of Bluff City, Tenn.; a sisterin law, Charlene Johnson of Bean Station, Tenn.; and two uncles, Rusty Kelly and wife Vernilla, and Ira Maggard and wife Shelby.
Funeral services for Mr. Maggard were held September 23 at Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va. Graveside services took place September 24 in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.