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Boteler “Junior” Moore Link Jr.

Oct 2, 2015

Boteler “Junior” Moore Link Jr., 75, of Ranson, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle and his loving wife and four children.

Born July 24, 1940, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late Boteler Moore Link Sr. and Eva Nichols Link Jones.

He was a member of Elk Branch Presbyterian Church in Duffields.

Junior was a Jefferson County farmer for many years, being self-employed at Sandyvue Dairy Farm in Shenandoah Junction, and later, employed by Stanley Dunn at Dolly Varden Dairy Farm in Charles Town. He received the State Farmer Degree in 1957 and Outstanding Youth Farmer in 1958. He gave up farming due to health issues. He was employed by the Jefferson County Board of Education as a school bus operator and summer maintenance personnel.

Junior was a past member of Shepherdstown Fire Department and the Charles Town Moose Lodge No. 948.

He enjoyed painting, gardening, picking his raspberries and taking care of the landscape and pool and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Geraldine Fritts Link; four children, Dawn Link Imbach and husband, Andy, of Shenandoah Junction, Boteler “Bo” M. Link III and fiancee’, Sherri Fitzgerald, of Ranson, Mandy Link Stoneberger and husband, Shane, of Charles Town and Kenneth Jason Link, of Ranson; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special aunt, Florence Blevins, of Sun City Center, Florida; brother, Howard S. Link Sr.; brother-in-law, John William “Bill” Fritts; sister-in-law, Juanita Link; three nieces; five nephews; cousins and friends, including special friend, Jimmy Harrell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Davis A. Link Sr. and John William Link.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, with Pastor Jay Watson officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430 or WVU East Home Health, 111 W. Liberty St., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.