John B. Huntley

July 23, 1940 - May 14, 2022

07/23/1940 - 05/14/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday May 21, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Service
Saturday May 21, 2022
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
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John Bruce Huntley, 81, passed away Saturday May 14, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Canton, OH.

John Bruce was born on July 23, 1940 in Glen Dale, WV to the late Bruce Huntley and Lillie Pearl (Robinson) Huntley

After High School, John Bruce served his country by joining the Army where he served three (3) tours in Vietnam and made a successful career. After his Army retirement, John Bruce worked at American Electric Power as a Maintenance Engineer. Those who knew John Bruce, can attest to his deep love for the Cleveland Browns and the joy he got from watching them and cheering them on!

In addition to his parents, John Bruce is preceded in death by the love of his life, Shelia Ann Howard; his brothers; Willie Alexander; Jerome Huntley and Glen Woods; his sisters, Connie Nelson, Dorothy Garner, Dorothy Mae Reed and Lillie Bea Woods.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Dasheena (Robert) McAllister of Canton, OH; D’endrea Howard of Charlotte, NC; Freddie Howard of Wheeling; and Gentsey (Adrian) Howard of Columbus, OH. One sister Fannie Davis of Bellaire, OH; brothers; Frank Woods and Rufus (Cynthia) Woods of Columbus, OH; Leonard (Arlinda) Woods of Washington, PA as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will gather to remember and celebrate the life of John Bruce on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00am until the time of service at 12:00 Noon at Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory located at 1400 Eoff Street in Wheeling, WV with the Bishop Michael Tolivar officiating.

Internment with full military honors will immediately follow at Park View Gardens in Wheeling, WV.

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Charen
22 days ago

I am just hearing of your passing and I am rejoicing in the fact that you are surely with GOD. You were one of the most kind people I knew. My parents always appreciated the Birthday cards sent to them with lottery tickets inside. Mom would always ask about you since we lived in NJ but my grandmother Pearl Edwards, dads mother lived there her whole life. We went often to visit for that was my dads mom James A. Cotten the last Tuskegee Airman in NJ he served 70 yrs military and you and he talked a lot about serving. He really admired you very much. My father is the longest serving African American to serve in history. We are so proud as a family. Dad and Mom passed 4 months apart in 2020, married 74 yrs. We took care of them in their home, but we are still grieving so much. I am the oldest of their 10 living children. A school and many things have been named after my dad. Thank you John for serving this Country, too many people take their freedom for granted. I know you are up in HEAVEN with all your friend and family, so I am rejoicing because no pain is in HEAVEN! WIll remember you forever, Charen Cotten

Dennis R Albaugh
4 months ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of John Bruce. Denny Albaugh

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
4 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Bruce B. Huntley, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Bruce B. Huntley, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Juanita Dunn Manlopig
4 months ago

Rest My Friendv

Juanita Dunn Manlopig
4 months ago

It’s Been Years Since I’ve Seen John. All Good Memories.

Juanita Dunn Manlopig
4 months ago

It’s Been Years Since I Seem John But All Good memories. Rest Friend.

Kimberly Robinson
4 months ago

Sad loss for our family. John Bruce was such a gentle soul. RIP cousin until we meet again.

Bob (Bumbina) Kelley
4 months ago

My Last visit with “Howdy Duty” was in Weirton @ a Weir Avenue/Northend reunion!
It was great seeing him. I was not aware he had retired from the military – PLEASE have someone contact me about his military career!? Word will be passed on to the many friends he had in Weirton. I grew up with Jerome, Fannie & Connie! My deepest Condolences! Bob Kelley (360-438-3854 please leave a Number?)

john m clemont
4 months ago

John Bruce and I grew up in Warwood and we were best of friends. WE lost contact with each other when his family moved to weirton.. WE still remained ffriends and served in the army together. He will be missed for sure.

Jimmy Robbins
4 months ago

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I Worked with John at the Kammer Plant and he was such a great guy to work with. Good memories he surely left me. I still have that Big Bible he bought me nearly 35 years ago. May God Bless his friends and family.