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Glenn L. Wheaton

November 28, 2007
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
WHEATON, Glenn L., 82 of Moundsville, W.Va., peacefully passed from this life after a short illness due to complications from pneumonia, on Monday, November 26, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

He was born July 12, 1925, the son of the late Lawrence L. and Della Pearl Teagarden Wheaton.

As a teenager, he worked at Darwish’s Grocery on Jefferson Avenue near the Wheaton Dry Goods Store, owned by his parents. In 1943, he graduated from Moundsville High School, where he played in the band.

He was unable to serve in the Military because of a childhood illness, but graduated from Coyne Electrical Institute in Chicago.

He was an active member of the booming post-war Moundsville business community as owner of Wheaton Electric Supply; and builder of many homes in the tri-state area throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, including his own, where he raised his family on Second Street.

He was also active in the community as a member of the Lions and Elks Clubs and served as Exalted Ruler in the mid 1960’s.

Glenn was a passionate golfer and member of the Moundsville Country Club for over 20 years. In later years, he became an avid woodcarver and was a member of both the Oglebay Woodcarvers and the Lakeland Florida Woodcarvers; as a winter resident of Tampa Bay, Florida.

During summers in Moundsville, he enjoyed the monthly luncheons with his classmates from Moundsville High School, still getting together after over 60 years. He was a regular at Bob’s Lunch, where he loved the company of his friends for breakfast and with friends at Alexander’s on Friday evenings, where he believed Karen prepared pork chops just for him.

He was an avid reader and an avid sports fan that loved college basketball. He also loved ice cream, animals and most of all his family.

Our father, Glenn was married to Patricia Lou McDowell for 42 years and never remarried after her untimely passing in 1988.

He is survived by three children, Jennifer Lee Wheaton of Plant City, Fla., Mark Wheaton of New Port Richey, Fla. and Patricia LuAnne Bonar and her husband, Steve, of Moundsville; and four grandchildren, Brian Scott Lowry, Jessica Wheaton, Steve Michael Bonar and his namesake, Marshall Glenn Wheaton.

He was a great-father and will be sadly missed but greatly remembered by his family and all who knew him.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, where he will join his parents, his wife and her parents in eternal rest.

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