Denzel B. Bibey

September 16, 1930 - March 22, 2023

09/16/1930 - 03/22/2023

Past Services

Monday March 27, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Funeral Service
Monday March 27, 2023
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Monday March 27, 2023
1:00 pm
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions

Denzel Boyd Bibey, 92, of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully on March 22, 2023, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

He was born on September 16, 1930, son of the late Denzel and Neva (Douglas) Bibey. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Helen “Jeri” Bibey, brother Don Bibey, brother-in-law Richard “Dick” Cameron, and daughter-in-law Kathy Bibey.

He is survived by his sons Dave, of Pittsburgh, PA and Lance (Joyce), of Wheeling, WV; grandchildren Brian (Kim) Bibey, Christopher (Nicolette) Bibey, and Jenna (Nick) Muncie all of Pittsburgh, PA and Boyd and Lane Bibey of Wheeling, WV; five great grandchildren; sister Sharon Cameron of Wheeling, WV; sister-in-law Gwen Bibey of St. Clairsville; and many nieces, nephews, and friends, whom he treasured.
Denzel proudly served in the US Marine Corps and worked for nearly 50 years for the Exley family at Ohio Valley Drug, now known as Cardinal Health. He was on the Board of Directors for the Chambers YMCA and a member of the Warwood Vets.

To say he loved coaching the Warwood Redbirds Baseball teams from the 1960s-80s is an understatement. Even when his mind wasn’t as sharp as it used to be he would recall, in detail, entertaining stories of the good ole’ Island rivalry games and the many talented young men he coached on and off the field.
Nothing gave him more joy then when his family and friends visited, reminiscing about local sports, UNC basketball, WVU football, and harmless shenanigans – and of course while throwing in his wisdom like how you have to be willing to be the one who sweeps the floors, put in the extra work ALWAYS, help others expecting nothing in return, and be grateful and ready when you get called up to be in the “game” be it sports, work, or life.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Central Catholic High School Boys Basketball by clicking HERE or Our Lady of Peace School Staff Fund by clicking HERE.

Friends and family will be received Monday, March 27, 2023 from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00, noon at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, WV.

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Janie Williams
10 months ago


So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Your mom, dad, Larry and I had some great and fun times tailgating at the WVU games. And Larry had some wonderful times coaching the Redbirds with your dad. He was a wonderful man. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Denzel and Geri are now together.

Dolores Rose Cost
10 months ago

Dave, I am so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Many prayers to you and your family

Lisa McCloskey
10 months ago

Scott and I send you and your family our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

10 months ago

Lance; my sincere condolences to you and your family. I coached the Island Tigers against your fathers Redbirds teams. He was a gentleman that I admired and respected. Later in life I had the pleasure to make your friendship while I was in the Wheeling Fire Department and stationed In Warwood. May you and yours have the grace of the Lord to guide you here on earth.

H Lawrence Jones
10 months ago

Denzel’s Family,

Denzel was a Y guy through and through. He participated in all the fund raisers and served faithfully on the Y board for many years. He was full of enthusiasm and promising ideas for programming as well. We share in your loss.

H. Lawrence (Larry) Jones

Susan Palmer Stanley
10 months ago

To Lance, Joyce, David, and families,
I had the honor and pleasure of knowing Denzel and “Aunt” Jeri my whole life. She was my Godmother and he was always right by her side, a lot of times with a bud light in his hand, mostly because we were celebrating a holiday, graduation , or a wedding! I can’t remember a Christmas Eve without them at our house (sometimes so late we would miss midnight mass) until these last few years . He was the most fun loving man who always gave a kind compliment to everyone!he always found the good in people. Especially in sports! He was our biggest fan at our sons baseball team in Cooperstown! He and aunt jeri were with us (joyce) every step of the way for a whole week as he coached with lance from the sidelines ( maybe yelling and screaming ) haha! He had a right to because our first game the Budroys got beat I think 34 to like 3! Someone actually said this score is like a football game , not a baseball game! Poor Denzel! But we did end up beating a team from Hawaii! Thank God!
we love you Denzel and we thank you for all the cheers, beers, and fun you brought to my family, especially my parents Pete and Peggy! They sure loved you too! Go celebrate with Aunt Jeri and my parents in heaven! I can just hear the stories! 😇❤️

Dennis R Albaugh
10 months ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Denzel. Denny Albaugh

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
10 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 Denzel Boyd Bibey, 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 Marine Veteran, Denzel Boyd Bibey, 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 †

Steve Corder
10 months ago

My condolences. He’s one of the great ones. We were neighbors twice and one of the first friends when I moved to Wheeling. Always ready to lend a hand. Smiling and laughing is how I will remember him.