Joseph Franklin Hauger Sr., 88, of Terra Alta died Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at Stonerise Kingwood.
He was born March 29, 1933, to the late Harry Benson and Hazel Ione (Hyer) Hauger. He was a 1951 graduate of Terra Alta High School, joining the Army afterward and serving in the Korean War. He retired from the West Virginia Division of Highways in 1997, and spent many years pursuing his interests, including classic British sports cars, the Civil War and local railroad history. He was caretaker of Oglebay Institute's Mountain Nature Camp for decades. Joe was a volunteer for the Oakland B&O Railroad Museum, and considered it to be his full-time job.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Susan (Earnest) Hauger; sons, Joseph Franklin Hauger Jr. and Robert Allen Hauger, both of Terra Alta; and a grandson, Quinn Hauger of Terra Alta.
There will be no visitation or services. Private interment will take place in the Terra Alta Cemetery.
Memorial donations would be appreciated by the Oakland B&O Railroad Museum or your local animal shelter.
Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Joesph
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Arthur H Wright Funeral Home