Zachary Shrout

Obituary of Zachary Alan Shrout

Zachary Alan Shrout, 35, of Terra Alta, WV, passed away, Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.


He was born in Kingwood, WV on November 15, 1986, the son of Ernest L. Blosser of Bretz, WV and Cindy Elizabeth Shrout of Bruceton Mills, WV and stepfather, Joseph McDonald of Maryland.


Zachary was very loved by all. He had a huge heart and was always willing to help others. Zachary fell in love with music at a very young age and self-taught himself to play the guitar, drums, organ and piano. Zachary had a special talent; he could pick up any instrument and immediately master it. He was an active member in band playing the trumpet and baritone. One of his thoughts at that age was to be a band instructor like his cousin, Debbie Westbrook. Zachary realized later in life that he enjoyed writing and singing music. His dream was to produce music.


He was skilled in construction, worked at Shop-N-Save and then worked for the town of Terra Alta in the recycling division. He had visions of making Terra Alta a better community. Zachary really enjoyed the wind in his face as he rode his motorcycle and the family quads. The thing that meant the most to Zachary was his daughters, Abigail and Winnifred Shrout. They were the light of his world.


In addition to his parents and beloved daughters, Zachary is survived by his partner, Erin Mae Kirk; step brothers and sisters, Eric Sines, Luke Titchnell, Justin Blosser, Brandon Massey, Candia Cagle, Amber Blosser and Christopher McKade; his aunts and uncles, Debbie A. Hughes of Parkersburg, Shayne and Tommy Murray of Kingwood, Allen Ray Goff of Pineyfork, OH, Harry and Rita Shrout of Bretz, Dale Shrout of Masontown, Danny and Karen Shrout of Arthurdale, David and Debbie Shrout of Morgantown and Roger and Linda Shrout of Kingwood; grandmother, Linda McDonald; uncles, John and Kerry McDonald, Jerry and Rachel McDonald and Jamie McDonald; several cousins and extended second cousins; and his extended family, Nick Chickerell, Janet Thomas, Charlie Romanowski, Tracy Haugher, Joseph Graham, "Cowboy", Helen Reid and many others.


He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Ruby Louise Lewis and Marie Blosser; grandfathers, Harry E. "Mickey" Lewis, Harry D. Shrout, James Blosser and Gary McDonald "Pops" and an aunt, Lisa McDonald.


Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. A memorial service will begin at 8 p.m. with Rev. Ray Frankhouser officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Field Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.


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A Memorial Tree was planted for Zachary
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