Ronald John “Ron” Weese, 79, a resident of Elkins, died Tuesday evening June 7, 2022 at Davis Medical Center. He was in his usual state of health and death was unexpected.
He was born May 12, 1943 in Beverly, the son of the late Phoebe J. Weese.
On December 26, 1964, in Elkins, he was married to Mary Jean Bennett, who predeceased him on September 12, 2013.
He is survived by one son, Ronald G. Weese and his wife, Julie, of Elkins; one daughter, Ronda Carr and her husband, Les, of Elkins; a brother, Pat Weese and his wife, Linda, of Beverly; one sister, Dora Lewis Liggett of Elkins; three grandchildren, Tiffany Belt and her husband, Tyler, Courtney Weese and her fiancé, Ben Phillips, and Alexia Weese and her boyfriend Devin Collet; two great-grandsons, Carson and Benson Phillips; one great-grandson, Landon Collett; and her special fur babies, Kitty the cat and dogs, Davison and Patches.
Also preceding him in death, in addition to his mother and wife, is a brother, Wayne Weese.
He was a US Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. He was a conductor at the CSX Railroad before his retirement.
Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He liked to take walks around the mountain and look for bears and deer. He also enjoyed being with his great-grandson outdoors, running, woodworking, especially making tin men, wind chimes, and rings for special members of his family. He was a member of the HW Daniels Post 29 American Legion, Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He was a Protestant by faith.
Friends can call from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 13, at the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Rick Price officiating. Interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery in Cravensdale, where full military honors will be bestowed by members of the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Program, HW Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org in Ron’s memory.
Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins is making arrangements for Ronald John “Ron” Weese.
Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.