REED BENDER

Reed George Bender, 56, of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Williamstown, WV, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at home.

Reed was born August 31, 1961, a son of the late Robert Parke and Nancy (Shirk) Bender.

For over 20 years, Reed was a devoted manager at Chris Miller Furniture, where he gained a work family. He was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity at West Liberty State College, the I.O.L.A. Club, Snake Club, the Sons of the American Legion Post 159, and the Bethlehem Firemen’s Club and past Sergeant in Arms at the Cave Club. Reed was an avid golfer and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his younger brother, Brice E. Bender.

Reed is survived by his wife, of 34 years, Sherry (Fanning) Bender; three children, Autumn Bender of Williamstown, WV, Abrielle (Chris “Pec”) Schmitt of Parkersburg, WV, and Evan Bender of Wheeling; three siblings, Nina Clovis of Morgantown, WV, Bob (Elaine) Bender of Williamstown and Chris (Pat Rauch) Bender of Marietta, OH; one grandson, Ziggy Smith; his mother-in-law, Mary Louise Fanning and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received Saturday, July 14, 2018, at noon until time of services at 4 p.m., at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St.

Memorial contributions may be made to Williamstown Elementary, 418 Williams Ave., Williamstown, WV 26187, for the outdoor education area or in C/O www.tmcfunding.com. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.