Earl Kenneth “E.K.” Via, 90, of Mullens, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born November 14, 1929 at Wyco, he was the son of the late Houston and Pearl (Pritchard) Via. 

E.K. was a 41 year employee of Peoples Bank in Mullens retiring as a Vice President. He was a member of the Mullens United Methodist Church and in his leisure he enjoyed golfing.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Hubert Via; and his nephew, Kenny Hayes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Imogene Via; nieces, Debbie Miskell, Daphne Wilkins, and Kay Hayes; his nephews, Kenneth and Keith Via; and one great nephew, Joshua Hayes.

Graveside service and burial will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 24, 2020 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Princeton with Pastor Mark Shrader officiating.

Those wishing to attend the services are asked to meet at the cemetery.

For those wishing to attend the services, CDC guidelines will be followed, social distancing is required, and masks are mandatory.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to the Mullens United Methodist Church.

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The family of E.K. Via is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.