Delno W. “Gary” Thayer

January 7, 1947 - April 1, 2017

01/07/1947 - 04/01/2017

Past Services

Sunday April 02, 2017
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Monday April 03, 2017
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Monday April 03, 2017
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

Delno W. “Gary” “Junior” Thayer, 70, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling WV. Delno was born January 7, 1947 in Moundsville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leeta (Thayer) Sneigle; step-father, Harry Sneigle and his step-sister, Tammy Sneigle.
Delno was a Christian by faith, a US Army National Guard Veteran, an avid classic car enthusiast, and the President/co-owner of Dale’s Pre-Owned Auto Sales Inc.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Connie L. (Tully) Thayer of Moundsville; two daughters, Jennifer (Mike) Robinson of Belmont, OH and Missy Bosworth of Glen Dale, WV; brother, Joseph Thayer of OH; step-brother, Harry Lee Sneigle; two step-sisters, Theresa (Richard) Galloway of Odessa, TX and Tina (Larry) Prokes Dillonvale, OH; four grandsons, Levi & Bret Bosworth of Glen Dale and Ty Yoho and Wyatt Hull of Belmont, OH.
Friends will be received Sunday, April 02, 2017 from 4-9pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville WV. Where funeral services will be held Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11am with Rev. Raju Antony officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place at (Click Here)
Online condolences may be made to the family at

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6 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. “He will swallow death forever, and the Sovereign Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Revelation 21: 4 “He wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” My heartfelt condolences and prayers for family and friends

Sherry Johnson
6 years ago

Thinking of you all.

Michelle Masters
6 years ago

Prayers and deepest sympathy to Missy and all of the Thayer family

Carolyn and Don Thomas
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Don enjoyed talking about old cars with him. Don bought a Ford truck from him, Gary said buy a Chevy, today Don said ” I should of listened to him and bought a Chevy. Prayers to all.

Tom & Kathy Stalnaker
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Junior was such a nice man. We always trusted his judgement. He will be missed.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 years 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 Delno W. Thayer, 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 National Guard Veteran, Delno W. Thayer, 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 †

Becky (Sneigle) Straw on behalf of the Walter and Edna Sneigle Family
6 years ago

Our sincere sympathy to you, your family, and Gary’s siblings, Connie. We have fond memories of Gary growing up, and we appreciated his consideration of our parents. We have made a collective donation to Liza’s Place in honor of Gary.

Jill (Stevey) Gunn
6 years ago

So sorry to hear of Jr’s passing. My dad worked with him at Dale’s. He was a good man and will be missed. I can only imagine the car stories that him and dad are sharing once again. My sincere condolences to his family.

Shirlene Omear
6 years ago

So sorry to hear about Jr. He was always good to our family and I will miss him ! Love and prayer to you Connie and your family !!

Maryann Droll
6 years ago

Dear Ones —
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)