Talmage Edsel “Red” Messinger 94 of Branchland, WV passed away Saturday August 13, 2022 at home. He was born March 23, 1928 a son of the late Talmage and Cora Covey Messinger. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter Terri Ellen Messinger, a brother Ronnie Messinger, and a grandson J.R. Messinger. Talmage worked for CSX Railroad for 42 years and has been retired for 36 years. He enjoyed model trains, gardening and traveling.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Cathy Messinger; his children Cheryl (Jerry) Holcomb, Patricia (Charlie) Hare, Pam Barley, Brian (Lorie) Messinger, and Jennifer (Derik) Kimberling; several grand, great, and great-great grandchildren; one brother Virgil C Messinger; and a special granddaughter Presley.
Funeral service will be 12:00 PM Tuesday August 16, 2022 at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home West Hamlin, WV with Jeff Roe officiating. Burial will follow at Messinger Family Cemetery at Branchland. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.