Danny Jay McNickle, 73, of Wheeling, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born March 3, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of the late Orville and Blodwyn Moore McNickle.

Danny was a retired school teacher with the former Webster School, Ohio County and a Reading Specialist for Marshall County Schools, was a Methodist by faith, a sports enthusiast and loved playing scrabble.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Bruce McNickle and a sister, Sally Sirianni.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Rita M. Zandron McNickle, three children, Colette Renee Sanner (Robert) of Wheeling, Wv., Michele Lopez Zavaletta (Roberto) of Jalcomulco, Mexico, and DJ McNickle (Lisa) of Valley Grove, Wv., three sisters, Judi Ross (Jerry) of Virginia Beach, Va, Connie Rosenberg (Stuart) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Sue Snyder (Tom) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl., a brother, Larry McNickle of Falls Church, Va., two grand children, Emma Marie McNickle and Dustin Nash Sanner.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held on Friday December 22, 2017 at noon at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 308 Mount St Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV., 26003.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhome