Carl Vandagrifft, 86, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 8, 2012, at the Franklin United Methodist Community. He was a resident of Martinsville.
Carl was born May 22, 1926, in Morgan County, to the late Arthur Edgil and Laura (Everling) Vandagrifft. He married his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Naomi F. Wright, on May 27, 1945.
Carl owned and operated Vandagrifft Oil Co. in Martinsville for more than 35 years. He took great pride in delivering oil to area residents and made many friends along the way.
He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, raising crops on his family farm and milking cows. He was a fan of sprint car racing and the Indianapolis 500. He and his wife, Naomi, were members of the Ding-a-Lings Square Dance Club for more than 16 years.
Carl is survived by his wife; one daughter, Wanda L. (Leo) Sullivan of Martinsville; and two grandchildren, Brent (Amanda) Sullivan of Bedford and Sherri (Paul) Waters of St. Jo, Texas.
He will be remembered by his five great-grandchildren, Kiona, Brindle, Roan, Dunn and Cash Waters.
Carl was preceded in death by one brother, Morris Murphy.
The Rev. Travis Taylor will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Carl will be entombed at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Vandagrifft family at www.meredith-clark.com.