Odell “Junior” Monahan, age 80, a resident of Taylor County, passed peacefully from this Life at Home surrounded by his loving family, on October 27, 2022, on to his heavenly home.
Junior was born October 25, 1942 in Randolph County, a son of the late Odell Monahan Sr. and Ethel (Burns) Monahan. He was dedicated to and survived by his spouse Lynn (McCauley) Monahan, who respected, loved, and cherished him with all her heart.
He is also survived by daughter Heather (Matt) Davis; step-son Adam Carr; sister Wanda (Ken) Butler; niece Missy (Donnie) Channels, Bradley and Connor; niece Amie (Mark) Wamsley and Lydia; three grandchildren; and faithful canine, Cuddles.
He attended schools of Painsville, Ohio. He worked in a variety of jobs during his lifetime including truck driving, road construction, and landscaping, but in every job always ended up “the guy who could fix anything”. He retired from the Kraftmaid Cabinetry Company.
Junior had a quick wit and a joke for every occasion. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, dining out, hiking, and exploring in the mountains, hunting and fishing. He was a true gentleman and perfect companion for his spouse. Also, he took his beloved terrier with him everywhere even inside the Red Lobster.
Junior will be dearly missed by wonderful family, friends, and neighbors who knew and loved him, until we meet again.
Special thanks to staff of WV Caring Hospice, Taylor Senior Center, Vo-tech instructor Jen McWhorter and her CNA student angels Nadalee Scott, Emily Robey, and Owen Parker, and to everyone who helped make a difference on this journey.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Sunday October 30, from 11am- 2 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm. Interment will follow in the Pitman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Parsons Church of God, 507 Central Ave. Parsons, WV 26287.