George Benjamin Filer, 85, of 6011 Potts Creek Road died Thursday, April 4, 2019, at his home.
Mr. Filer was born January 15, 1934, in Midlothian, Maryland a son of the late Benjamin and Hanna Davies Filer.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He had retired in 1991 as the Purchasing Manager for the former Hercules, Inc. plant. He was a member of Pinnell Chapel United Methodist Church; Covington Lodge #171 AF& AM; the Clifton Forge Shrine Club; the Scottish Rite and Kazim Temple. He was a former member of the Boiling Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He was a licensed pilot who loved to fly and enjoyed playing golf.
Surviving are his Wife of 61 years, Jane Hearn Filer, of Covington; his Son and Daughter-in-law, George Filer, Jr. and Regina, of Bluefield; his Daughter and Son-in-law, Valerie and Gratten Hepler, of Covington; five grandchildren, Delbert Gratten Hepler,III, and his wife, Lindsey, of Boston, MA, Captain George Benjamin Hepler and his wife, Kaeleigh, of Quantico, Brian Filer of Tennessee, Keith Filer of Bluefield, WV, and Mark Filer and his wife, Delyn, of Tennessee; great grandson, Talon Filer, of Bluefield, WV; one brother, Charles Filer, and his wife, Jean, of Maryland; three Sisters, Lois Lewis and her husband, Marvin of New York, Rosalie Doty of Arizona and Betty Knotts of Maryland and a number of nieces and nephews.
In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home.
Interment will be made in Lone Star Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Delbert Gratten Hepler, III and Captain George Benjamin Hepler.
The family will receive their friends for one hour before the service at Arritt Funeral Home.
The family suggests that donation in Mr. Filer’s name be made to the Boiling Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad; 5407 Potts Creek Road; Covington, VA 24426 or to Mountain Regional Hospice; P.O. Box 637; Clifton Forge, VA 24422.