David J. Minor, Sr., 79, of Smithfield, PA, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2021 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born on January 4, 1942 in Morgantown, West Virginia son of the late William Joseph Minor and Betty Jane Ganoe Minor.
David attended Point Marion High School. He joined the Army and served during the Korean Conflict. While in the service he was a member of the Honor Guard. After the military David went to the police academy. He was with the Metropolitan police Department in Washington DC for 10 years. When David returned to Uniontown, PA he started working in the coal mines and became a Belt Supervisor. He was also part of the Mine Rescue where he received his EMT certification. David opened his own private investigation and security guard business called David J. Minor Agency. He was so proud of the fact that there are IV generations of David’s. He loved golfing at Nemacolin, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of American Legion Post 278.
Left to cherish David’s memory, are his loving wife of 59 years, Wilma Minor; son David Minor, II and wife Deanna of Fairplay, MD; daughter, Sheila Rae Woods and husband Kevin of Uniontown, PA, brother Harry Minor and wife Alice of Trona, CA; sisters Ramona Rutherford and husband Ronald of Richmond, VA and Elexia Pulling of Richmond, VA; special grandson, Justin Woods and girlfriend Ashlee; grandchildren, David, III and wife Britney, Joshua, Susanne, and Shane; Ashley and Christine Simone; great grandchildren Caleb, Autumn, Claire, Hannah, Jentzie, McKenzie and David IV.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the FERGUSON-BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 78 Main Street, Smithfield, PA. A celebration of David’s life will be held at a later date.
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