Richard Vandergrift

Richard Douglas Vandergrift, age 55, of Gap Mills, WV, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, WV.

Born April 27, 1963, at Union, WV, he was the son of James Richard and Ruby Lanelle Burns Vandergrift of Union.

Richard had a great love and passion for music. He was a member of the “Unruly Elders Band,” and was the band’s drummer.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Richard Douglas Vandergrift II; also surviving are several uncles, aunts, cousins, and his two little dogs, Josie and Mia.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Groves-Mann Funeral Home Chapel in Union. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Keenan, WV.

Friends may call Thursday, July 26, from 6–8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Those wishing to send the Vandergrift family online condolences or sign the online guestbook may do so by visiting

Groves-Mann Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the Thursday, July 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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