Brian D. Voellinger

October 18, 1960 - March 7, 2017

10/18/1960 - 03/07/2017

Brian David Voellinger, 56, of Wheeling, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Brian was born October 18, 1960, in Wheeling, a son of Betty Voellinger Purpura of Wheeling and the late Harold Voellinger. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Tony Purpura.

In addition to his mother, Brian is survived by five brothers, Michael (Linda) Voellinger of Wheeling, Bruce (Robin) Voellinger of Georgia, Mark (Cathy) Voellinger of Wheeling, Keith (Mercy) Voellinger of South Carolina and John (Lori) Voellinger of Glen Dale; a sister, Beth (Joe) Key of Wheeling; three daughters, Shannon (Alan) Durbin of Wheeling, Nicole Voellinger of St. Clairsville and Julie Hood of Wheeling; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Brian’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Wheeling. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Betty Duffy
5 years ago

Shannon, Nicole and Voellinger Families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have fond memories of you gals at Glen Dale Elementary (I still have my flower box …) The loss of a parent is always difficult … may the warm memories and happy times help you realize the foundation he instilled in you will remain always … he is just a thought away …watching over you and helping your thru!

Janet Nolan
5 years ago

I am very sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

annette stanfill
5 years ago

Shannon, you’re dad was a wonderful man because he raised a wonderful daughter. We both have precious Angels now. My Mama and your Daddy. They’ll be watching over us until we are reunited again at that glorious reunion in Heaven. Love you my baby girl.

Ron Kasserman
5 years ago

In the late 60s Brian and Bruce would visit Jim Yochem’s grandparents, Poppy and Meme Luckhart, in Mozart on some weekends and we would play and explore around the neighborhood, sometimes with BB guns and sometimes stolen kitchen matches. Grandparents discipline less. Awesome memories of youth. It appears that Brian’s awesome personality continued to his family and adult friends!!! Condolences to you all.

Mary Miller
5 years ago

He will always be in my heart.I love you Brian

Gregg Boury
5 years ago

Betty and family….Tiffany and I want you to know how sorry we are to hear of this. You all are family to b us. We loved Brian at work and out…peace be with you and Brian.

5 years ago

i liked brian. worked with him at figarettis back in the 70s….I can still see him driving that white firebird…….rip brian

Linda Linzy
5 years ago

I want to give my condolences to his mother Betty,Brian’s daughters, grandchildren and siblings . Very sad for someone so young but God has a greater plan.

Shirley (Wagner) Trabert
5 years ago

I would like to give my condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bob Reese
5 years ago

May I express my condolences to Mr.&Mrs. John Voellinger and their daughter Jada and the entire family for the loss of Brian.
May his memory remain eternal.