Randal "Shorty" Halstead
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   Randal Wilson “Shorty” Halstead, 91 of Mt. Lookout
passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in the
Beckley VA Medical Center.  Born April 11, 1925 in Pool,
WV he was a son of the late Robert Augustus and Maude
Nutter Halstead.  He was also preceded in death by  his
siblings, Robert, Ronald, Reginald, Babe, Glenna, Grace
and Dolly, as well as grandchildren, Kelli Dempsey, Craig
Grizzell, and Nolan Craig Thomas.
   He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
at Mt. Lookout, Army Veteran of WWII and served under
Patton and was a Purple Heart recipient, owner/operator
of Halsteads Foodland, avid supporter of the Nicholas
County Potato Festival, and was very proud of his humble
beginnings of helping his father on the farm.  The
produce market he started in 1957 is still standing on
family property.
   Survivors include his wife, Shelba Halstead; children,
Randy Halstead of Alderson, Bonnie and her husband,
Sam Deal of Summersville, and Susie and her husband,
Dudley O’Dell of Mt. Nebo; step-children, Nirene Sebert
of Summersville, Marshall and his wife, Gerry Grizzell of
Summersville, Rhonda Lamb of Nashville, TN, and
Rachel Stewart and her children, Nathan and Erica of
Summersville; twenty grandchildren, forty four great
grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and a host
of family and friends.
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday,
November 7, 2016 at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at
Mt. Lookout with Pastor Doug Beam and Rick Childers
officiating.  Interment will follow in the Halstead Cemetery
at Pool.
   In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mt
Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church PO Box 182  Mt
Lookout WV 26678, towards the construction of their
community building.
   Friends may call at the White Funeral Home on
Sunday from 7-9 PM.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at www.