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John W. Small Jr.

Mar 5, 2021

“Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23

John Warrington Small, Jr., completed his earthly journey Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

He is survived by his wife, Julia R. Small; his fur baby Abigail Winston; two stepsons Joshua A. Gamble and wife Brooke and Justin R.H. Gamble; three grandchildren, Makailee, Brennan, and Gwendalyn; nieces, Terri Bingaman and husband, Bruce, Coni Lynne Roush, Ellen Beeghly and husband, Greg, and nephews, Michael C. Comer and wife, Elizabeth, Criag L. Comer and wife, Joy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Frances E. Comer, Nelda M. Roush, and Phyllis N. Small, and nephew, Charles Conrad (CC) Roush.

John was a man of great faith and great humility. He was a good and faithful servant in his spiritual life as well as in his public life. He served as County Clerk for 64 years and cherished each day of his career. He is a member of Christ Reformed Church in Shepherdstown, WV and attended XR Church of Martinsburg. His entire life was dedicated to God, his family, and to the citizens of Berkeley County, WV. He never missed an opportunity to give a hand up or a hand-out and his compassion for others came before his own needs. His humility and quiet demeanor never showed the amount of good that he accomplished. He served the community through many civic organizations, fire, and ambulance companies. He enjoyed serving as the Apple Harvest parade chairman for many years. He was the recipient of many awards through these organizations as well as from the state of West Virginia.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Everyone who knew John knew his love of Abigail and Pearl, so in memory of John in lieu of flowers please make donations to Paws Crossed Dog Rescue, PO Box 1658, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Many thanks and prayers of appreciation to the Martinsburg Fire and Police departments for the kindness and assistance with John.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeswv.com.