Victor Hess

HESS, Victor Eugene, 83, of Moundsville, WV, died Friday, September 20, 2013, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV.

He was born April 9, 1930, in Moundsville, a son of the late Eugene Victor and Violet Inez Horner Hess.

Victor was a retired employee of Wheeling Machine Products, member of the First Christian Church, Moundsville, graduate of Moundsville High School, former Moundsville city councilman First Ward, former Little League baseball coach, former grade school football coach and a WWII U.S. Navy veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frederick L. Hess and his nephew, Donnie Hess.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Phyllis Ann Truex Hess; son, Victor R. (Deanna) Hess of Moundsville; daughter, Deborah J. Brannan of Wheeling; brother, Donald E. (Ginger) Hess of Moundsville; sister, Iris K. (Harold) Yocum of Glen Dale; sister-in-law, April Hess of Moundsville; three grandchildren, Melissa (Scott) Sawinski of McMechen, WV, ATCS-USN Shane Brannan, AD (Mary) of Florida and Bridget Brannan of Powhattan Point, OH; three great-grandchildren, Amanda Haynes and her fiance, Matt of St. Clairsville, OH, Dakota Brannan, age 15, of Powhattan Point, OH and Blake Brannan, age 9, of Florida; several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering Tuesday, September 24, from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moundsville Baptist Church, 1911 4th St., Moundsville, WV 26041, or to the Marshall County Animal Shelter at 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville WV 26041.

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Victor Hess

HESS, Victor Eugene, 83, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV.

Arrangements pending at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapels, Moundsville.