The Upper Big Branch coal mining disaster in West Virginia in 2010 killed 29 people, including Gary Wayne Quarles. His parents eventually settled their lawsuit with the mining company, but there is little solace to be found.
Gary Quarles, 56, and Patty Quarles, 52, visit their son's grave at Pineview Cemetery in Orgas, W.Va. The couple will be buried on either side of Gary Wayne Quarles, who died in the Upper Big Branch coal mining disaster on April 5, 2010, at the age of 33. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo