LAHOOD, James, 72, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Liza's Place.
He was born October 10, 1940, in Wheeling, a son of the late James E. and Hazel LaHood.
James was a USEF Steward for the United States Equestrian Federation and manager of major horse show events across the country. He was awarded horse show manager of the year twice in his lifetime. Also, James was designated a YKY Colonel by the Commonwealth of the state of Kentucky. He was the greatest fan of his grand children in hockey, baseball, and softball.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Brenda H. (Hill) LaHood; daughter, Stephanie (John) Correia of Nantucket, Mass.; son, Branden (Amy) LaHood of Wheeling; grandchildren, John and Caroline Correia, and James LaHood; brother, Michael LaHood of Wheeling; sisters, Janice Jones of Wheeling, and Patty (Marty) Adams of Salineville, Ohio; an uncle, George Lewis of Glen Dale, W.Va.; sister and brother- in-law, Marcia and Bob Diamantis of Glen Rock, N.J.; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey (Staci) Jones of Scott Depot, W.Va., Stacy (Jonathon) Greer of Wheeling, Anne Jones Yourkavich of Wheeling, Josh (Dipali) Adams of Cincinnati, Ohio, Leighan (Jamie) LaHood of Washington, D.C., Megan (Jared) Cass of Clarksville, Tenn., Matt (Trista) Adams of Sydney, Australia, George (Carol) Diamantis of Atlanta, G.A., David Diamantis of Plainfield, V.T., Drew (Debbie) Diamantis of Ramsey, N.J.; and numerous great- nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation, and a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling. Internment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, P.O. Box 269, Nantucket, MA 02554 or Liza's Place, 137 Mount St. Joseph Rd., Wheeling, W.V. 26003.
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.