Scott Hanlin

HANLIN, Scott Edward, 41, of Pataskala, OH, formerly of Wheeling, died on Monday, February 18, 2013, in the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.

He was born September 16, 1971, in Nuenberg, Germany, the son of Edward “Bud” and Sandy Howell Hanlin of St. Clairsville, OH, and was a Lutheran by faith.

Scott was a 1989 High School graduate of Wheeling Park High School and an employee of AEP in the Transmission Division. He was an avid WV Mountaineer fan. He loved and was a devoted father to his two sons, Evan Scott Hanlin and Gavin Anthony Hanlin and was very involved in their baseball programs. He was a faithful and devoted husband to his loving wife of nine years, Melissa Ann Hess Hanlin, and loved spending time with all his family. He also loved to fish.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Florence and James Howell Sr.; his uncle, James Howell Jr.; and his paternal grandmother, Ruth Hanlin.

In addition to his wife, sons and parents, he was survived by his parents in law, George G. Hess Jr. and Deborah Hess of Wheeling; a brother, Brian K. Hanlin and his wife, Trista of Pataskala, OH; two brothers in law, George Hess III and his wife, Tamara of Coraopolis, PA and Tony J. Hess of St Clairsville, OH; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends received on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St, Wheeling (304 242 2311) for a memorial visitation from 2 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 7 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evan and Gavin Hanlin, c/o George and Debbie Hess, 7 Ken Mar Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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