Member Memorial

The Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 78 would like to honor and remember all the Brothers and Sisters who have gone before us.

The men and women who built Local 78, who worked on the key projects in our area, who traveled as members when work was lean but remained loyal to their roots with Local 78, we appreciate your service, hardwork and dedication to our Local.

It is below that we take time to honor those who have perished and leave a lasting memorial of our members who have passed away.

In honor of our Union’s heritage and continued work with Asbestos, we recognize that many factors could have contributed to our members death but an asbestos-related disease means that the member passed away in part from their work.

Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs, is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Prolonged exposure to these fibers can cause lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until many years after continued exposure.

Our members will forever remember all the Brothers and Sisters who have gone before them as being great teachers and mentors to all.

Local 78 would like to thank every deceased member in our honor and remembrance. Words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we feel at the loss of the members listed below. Please accept our condolences to those family and friends.

Freddie L. Woods – 5/1/1984
Charles R. Godkin – 8/11/1984
Frank L. Saunders – 4/5/1985
Aaron R. Sartore – 6/8/1985
Frank H. Phillips – 1/23/1986
Fred A. Page – 2/4/1986
Samuel F. Mays – 2/13/1987
James R. Tyson – 2/14/1987
Bobby R. Mason – 9/30/1988
James A. Watkins – 10/20/1988
Worth C. Loggins – 12/4/1988
Johnny M. Dumas – 5/16/1989
Grady L., Gunnells, Jr. – 3/13/1990
John A. Howell – 5/31/1990
James L. Wallace – 10/2/1990
Charles W. Benton – 10/30/1990
Rudolph M. Lingold – 4/17/1991
Judge E. Merrell – 6/6/1991
Henry J. Branton, Jr. – 6/7/1992
James E. Rainey – 11/7/1992
Phillip W. Sykes – 2/4/1993
John A. Smallwood, Jr. – 4/24/1993
Thomas R. Gallant, Jr. – 11/3/1993
Ham P. Carney – 2/18/1994
Jerry C. Morgan – 5/24/1994
Claude H. Harris, Jr. – 10/2/1994
William Howell, Jr. – 11/6/1994
William D. Kenney – 11/11/1994
Jack M. Bennett – 12/13/1994
Sibert J. Page – 1/13/1995
George R. Gruber – 3/23/1995
Lee R. Carroll – 5/1/1995
George W. Sykes – 6/15/1995
Jefferson S. Ellinburg – 3/2/1996
Horace C. Evans – 3/5/1996

William S. Harris – 12/25/1996
Lucien G. Kuzmicki – 2/2/1997
George D. Terry – 2/26/1997
Clifton B. Oates – 5/3/1997
Henry T. Bloomingburg – 5/16/1997
William L. Blankenship – 9/7/1997
J.R. Payne – 9/25/1997
Sandy J. Kelley – 10/23/1998
Walter W. Sykes – 5/24/1999
Fred J. Thompson – 7/16/1999
Jeffrey K. Manning – 9/11/1999
Travis E. Everett – 5/11/2000
Marion M. Stanley – 5/23/2000
Martin Z. Gardner – 8/8/2000
Henry D. Bland – 2/15/2001
John L. Dowda – 4/22/2001
Glen C. Ellenburg – 10/20/2001
William L. Tennyson – 11/1/2001
James V. Hawkins – 11/4/2001
Richard E. Hulsey – 12/11/2001
G.A. Allen – 5/30/2002
Charles W. Betts – 11/25/2002
John E. Walker – 12/22/2002
William A. Brown, Jr. – 12/27/2002
James A. Parson – 5/3/2003
Calvin Butler – 5/23/2003
Danny K. Lauderdale – 9/3/2003
James K. Hanback – 10/8/2004
Manuel R. Williams – 1/30/2005
James A. Sellers – 3/19/2005
Christopher E. Wilson – 6/7/2005
Benes Z. Rodgers – 8/8/2005
Johnny Jacobs – 9/4/2005
Robert C. Smallwood – 3/15/2006
James D. Howard – 1/15/2007

Alfred E. Romager – 3/31/2007
Robert C. Benefield – 6/28/2007
Charles F. McCarty, Jr. – 7/1/2007
Marshall W. Kugler – 9/19/2007
Jonathan C. Smith – 9/24/2007
Fred C. Marsh, Jr. – 10/12/2007
Leonard C. Jones – 11/15/2008
General T. Smith, Jr. – 1/5/2009
William V. Seale – 3/29/2009
Sibley W. Miner – 4/5/2009
Joseph K. Hales – 4/15/2009
Damon L. Howell – 8/29/2009
Michael E., Finn, Sr. – 11/11/2009
John K. Bracey – 11/26/2009
James K. Hatter – 1/6/2010
Howard E. Cash – 7/5/2010
William E. Kendrick – 11/11/2010
B J. Sherrill – 1/29/2011
Thomas N. Widner – 3/20/2011
John S. Peters – 4/17/2011
Bobby F. Durham – 8/17/2011
Albert H. Bence – 10/1/2012
Ray D. Carmack – 10/1/2012
Donell O. Crowder – 10/1/2012
Raymond McDade – 10/1/2012                    Walt Noble – 10/30/2011
Reggie W. Haney – 11/1/2012
Thomas W. Massey – 1/17/2013
Harvey A. Armstrong – 3/3/2013
Jay W. Carroll – 1/17/2014
W.D. Sykes – 5/16/2014
Baxter S. Mays – 7/21/2014
John H. McIntosh – 7/29/2014
Harry L. Bracey, Jr. – 10/11/2014
Bobby J. Sykes – 1/20/2015

Billy E. Boothe – 6/11/2015                    John D. Elrod – 7/1/2015
Charles E. McCarter, Jr. – 7/1/2015
Todd L. Snell – 7/1/2015
Billy C. Terry – 7/1/2015
Kyle N. Noble – 9/21/2015
Charles W. McClendon – 1/1/2016
Jimmy Hill – 1/22/2016
L D. Overton, Jr. – 3/19/2016
Ronald E. Bush – 4/13/2016
Charles J. Hendrix – 5/16/2016
Oscar W. Maddox – 7/1/2016
James H. Tipton – 2/27/2017
Charles S. Price – 3/16/2017
Larry L. Lemley – 9/1/2017
Anthony Mathews – 1/14/2018
Franklin L., Williams – 8/8/2018
Larry W. Galin – 9/20/2018
Lionel D. Parker – 12/12/2018
Dennis A. Noble – 1/31/2019
Jimmy W. Webster – 3/7/2019                      James Hall – 3/13/2019                                  Kenneth Sykes – 4/17/2019
Clarence W. Sturges – 6/1/2019
James L. Vinson – 6/1/2019
James Mathews – 9/27/2019
William F. Smallwood – 11/15/2019
Clendon O. Armstrong – 2/15/2020
Ricky L. White – 4/22/2020                            Ronald Eason – 7/9/2020
Barry W. Smith – 8/11/2020
Gerald W. McCormack – 9/30/2020              Stacey Knight – 10/1/2020                            Tommy Reeves – 12/1/2020
Andrew E. Garner, Jr. – 1/12/2021

Gerald A. Gruber – 1/13/2021            Carrol L. Edwards – 5/9/2021

James E. Copeland – 6/7/2021                      Roger A. Mayes – 6/10/2021                Robert Stagner – 11/18/2021                      Leon Brewer – 11/23/2021                      Hal Hutchins – 11/28/2021                            Barry Noble – 01/30/2022                          Odis Everett – 3/16/22