William Ellison

ELLISON, William J. III, 68, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012, at home.

He was born August 28, 1943, in Wheeling, a son of the late William J. Ellison Jr. and Rose (Sipko) Ellison.

He retired from American Electric Power, Mitchell Plant, and was a member of the AEP Retiree’s Association. He was a Member of Stone Presbyterian Church in Wheeling and a member of the Wheeling Lodge No. 5 A.F. & M.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon (Bailer) Ellison of Wheeling; one daughter, Michele Namlik of Wheeling; one son, Michael (Crystal) Ellison of Newport, Ky.; three grandchildren, Joshua Namlik, Philip (Samantha) Namlik, and Nichole Ellison; one great-granddaughter, Kaylin Namlik; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Patricia Butler; two nephews, Jerod (Michele) Butler, and Jason (Kelly) Butler; and two great-nephews, Pearce and Austin Butler.

Friends will be received Tuesday, January 17, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where services will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Nagy officiating.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial donations may be made to the Easter Seals Miracle League Project, 1305 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.