Harry Burdett Logsdon

ID#1621, b. 26 January 1935, d. 16 October 2006
Father: Arthur Burdette Logsdon
Mother: Doris Lillian West

Birth date: 26 January 1935
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Commonly known by his middle name, Burdett.3

Burdett died at age 71 on 16 October 2006 at Carriage Inn Nursing Home, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio.2

An online obituary was published by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"Harry B. Logsdon, Sr.
Born in Moundsville, WV on Jan. 26, 1935
Departed on Oct. 16, 2006 and resided in Moundsville, WV.

Visitation:     Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006
Service:     Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Cemetery:     Northview Cemetery

Logsdon, Harry Burdett, Sr., 71, of Moundsville, WV died Monday, October 16, 2006 in the Carriage Inn Nursing Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

He was born January 26, 1935 in Moundsville, a son of the late Arthur B. and Doris L. West Logsdon. He was a retired 20 year US Navy veteran having served in the Korean and Vietnam War, a retired employee of CSX, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 437 and a member of the American Legion, Earl Francis Post #3, both of Moundsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, William Arthur Logsdon; his father-in-law, Austin W. Long, a brother-in-law John Buecke.

Surviving is his beloved wife, Donna M. Long Logsdon; a son, Harry B. “J.R.” Logsdon, Jr. and his wife Pam of Moundsville; two daughters, DeNita Watters and her husband Joseph of Oklahoma City, OK; Michelle Dunlap and her husband Harold of Cadiz, Ohio; two brothers, Ralph “LeRoy” Logsdon of Moundsville and Charles “Tommy” Logsdon of Michigan; one sister, L. Juanita Buecke of Moundsville; his mother-in-law, Rosella Long of Moundsville; five grandchildren, Jessica, Nicole and Steven Logsdon, Corey and Haley Dunlap.

Friends received from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV, where services will be held at 11:00 am. Friday, October 20, 2006 with Rev. Debbie Dague officiating. Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, WV, with military graveside services conducted by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Ctr. Dr., Clarksburg, MD. 20871 or American Cancer Society, Marshall County Chapter, 122 S. High St., Morgantown, WV. 26501."

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Harry's body was interred on 19 October 2006 in the Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia.2
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=17 Aug 2014


  1. [S1941] Marriage License for Harry Burdett Logsdon and Donna Marlene Long, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130891_00575.jpg.
  2. [S614] Harry B. Logsdon obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online http://www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
  3. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.