Wright Funeral Home
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216 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
Wright Funeral Home is dedicated to providing families with care and compassion.
For over 36 years the Philippi community and surrounding area has entrusted Wright Funeral Home with assisting in planning the celebration of loved ones lives.
We serve each family in our region with pride and dignity. We offer a wide range of services to meet your family's needs and customs. We listen to you and put forth every effort to fulfill your wishes to help plan a celebration. We take the time to plan every detail and strive to ease the burden on your family during your time of loss.
Our website contains information about our caring staff, our services and links to resources to assist you through this trying time. Feel free to contact us for an appointment for additional information that will better assist you before or at your time of need.
Marsh, W. Dale
April 13, 1927 - September 27, 2014
Two daughters, Teresa Terry Pancake
Elizabeth Libby Winans and husband Kevin
Two sons, John T. Marsh and wife Brenda
Kevin S. Marsh and wife Denise all of Tacy Community
Sister-in-law, Rose Frey of Moatsville
Brother-in-laws, George Gus Frey and wife Betty
John T. Frey and wife Noretta both of Moatsville
Seven grandchildren, Michelle Fumich and husband Walter, Todd Freeman and wife Gwyn, Geniece Pancake, Shaun Pancake, Scott Marsh, Justin Marsh and wife Erica, Brittany Marsh
Nine Great grandchildren, Patrick Stalnaker, Brianna Stalnaker, Adriana Pancake, Kelsey Freeman, Kaylee Freeman Chloe Freeman, Jaevion Merancio, Gage Fenstermacher, Adalyn Marsh
Great-great grandchild, Mackenzie Stalnaker
Dale was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Overton, James and Kenneth Marsh, sisters, Lillian Marsh, Maydell Frey, and Louise Shaw, and grandson Noah Pancake.
In earlier years Dale worked for the Barbour County Board of Education in the Maintenance Department and also was a school bus driver, and later retired from the Morgantown Carpenters Union Local #604. Dale served in the US Navy during WWII, he was a member of the American Legion Post #96, the VFW Post # 410 and the Nestorville United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Monday September 29, from 6-8 pm and on Tuesday September 30 from 8 -11 am at which time Dale will be moved to the Nestorville United Methodist Church to lie in state from 12- 2 pm. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 pm with Rev. Kenny Kendall officiating. Interment will follow in the Nestorville Cemetery with full military honours being accorded. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Nestorville Cemetery c/o Dottie Freeman 503 Baughman Rd. Philippi, WV 26416.
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Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 304-457-2121 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 304-457-2121 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Wright Funeral Home
216 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416