Dayton Clarence "Sonny" Gank, 71, of Terra Alta passed away December 30, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
He was born December 8, 1948, a son of Mabel Ruth (Arbogast) Gank of Hutton, MD and the late Clarence Ross Gank.
Dayton was the owner/operator of Frame and Trim Molding Company, which he started with his father over 50 years ago. He loved spending time with his family and doing custom woodwork for area residents. He enjoyed helping anyone in need and cruising in his 1950 green Pontiac. He proudly served his country in the US Army.
Dayton is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Sandra Symons-Gank; two sons, Rick Gank and wife Rene of Waterford, PA and Cris Gank and wife Mali of Terra Alta, WV; three step daughters, Dawna and husband Mark Rodeheaver of Oakland, MD, Dee Beeman of Moorefield, WV and Chelsea and husband Jesse George of Aurora, WV; five brothers, Jerry and Pauline Gank, Denny and Roxy Gank, Darvin and Brenda Gank all of Hutton, MD Tom and Debbie Gank of Elk Garden, WV and Brandon Gank of Oakland, MD; four sisters, Shirley Patterson of Ohio, Mae Michaels of Hutton, MD, Gail and Lawrence Moore of Elk Garden, WV and Carla and Mike Stalnaker of Oakland, MD; seven grandchildren, Jamie, Riley, Gabby, Michael, Makayla, Gabe and Benjamin; seven step-grandchildren, Ryan, Dalton, Nakita, Cody, Kristian, Rocky III and Jo-Lyn (whom he adored); one great granddaughter, Gianna and many nieces and nephews.
To honor Dayton's wishes, Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home in Terra Alta will provide cremation services. A memorial service to honor his life will be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be extended online to the family at arthurwrightfuneralhome.com.