William Alfred Learmonth

June 3, 1934October 21, 2017

William (Buddy) Alfred Learmonth, 83, of Fayetteville went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Born on June 3, 1934, to the late Opal Kelley Thrift and James Learmonth. Our devoted husband, father and friend can now rest. Mr. Learmonth served his country in the United States Navy for four years and retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Army with 18 years of service. A graduate from West Virginia Tech, Mr. Learmonth applied his love for sports and children as a teacher at Scarbro Elementary and Gatewood Elementary for 18 years. Over time, he taught, coached, umpired, and influenced countless young minds in his community. He served his community as a member of Post 149 of the American Legion, and faithfully attended Fayetteville United Methodist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 53 years, Judy. They were honored to celebrate their wedding anniversary on October 17. His daughters Carol Jane Learmonth of Fayetteville and Jennifer L. Kincaid and husband, Bobby of Beckley; his two beautiful grandchildren, Brett M. Gadomski and Laken G. Kincaid both of Beckley, survive him. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday, October 25 from 5 to 7 PM at Fayetteville United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 1 PM at Fayetteville United Methodist Church with Reverend Timothy Bleigh officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayetteville United Methodist Church, PO Box 87, Fayetteville, WV 25840 in his memory would be appreciated. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Learmonth family, you may do so by visiting our website at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, will be serving the Learmonth family.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 26, 2017


William Alfred Learmonth

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Luther & Dotty Ramsey

October 27, 2017

Dear Judy, & Family,
We heard from Linda today about Buddy passing. So sorry to hear this. We are so sorry for your great loss. You and your family are in our heart and mind Our condolences on the passing of your beloved Buddy. We will be praying for you. Take care. God Bless.

Becky Neal

October 26, 2017

I am so very very sorry for your loss. May you find peace, comfort and guidance in the Lord. Trust in Him and He will guide you. I love you my dear Carol Jane and I am here for you as well as the family. May God bless.

Marilyn Montgomery

October 25, 2017

Dear Judy and family members,
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Your special closeness and love were obvious to all, and his friendliness will long be remembered.

Susan Mayo

October 25, 2017

Buddy was always kind to me and my family. He was so faithful taking care of his mother when she was sick. We are praying for the family as you walk through the next d has and weeks. Mike and Susan Mayo Hendersonville TN.

Jerry Davis

October 25, 2017

My condolences to the Learmonth family. Buddy was a life well-lived.

Jerry W. Davis ( Sugar Land, TX)

Rebecca Clark

October 24, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for the family.

Maria Arritt

October 24, 2017

Buddy was a good friend to David. May the love and prayers of family and friends give you comfort. I am sorry for your loss.

Phyllis Sulesky

October 24, 2017

For all of the Buddy Learmonth family, you have my deepest sympathies. I am so sorry for your loss. But oh all the great memories that you have and will always have. He will forever be in your hearts. Bless you all.

Janette Woodrum

October 23, 2017

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Buddy Learmonth...Buddy always had a smile and helped many in the community...Never be afraid to cry for every tear is a memory of your husband...father..grandfather and most of all your and prayers