John F. Eikleberry Jr., 56, of McMechen, WV, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Ohio Valley Medical Center.
He was born March 3, 1962, the son of Mary (Wallet) Weir and the late John Eikleberry Sr. John worked as a paramedic for Bellaire Hospital, Wheeling Hospital, and Neffs Fire Department. He was a member of the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years, where he served as fire chief from 1994-2007.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a sister, Beth Loos.
John is survived by his loving wife, of 32 years, Barbara (Cisar) Eikleberry; three children, Kayla (Chris) Leasure of Woodsfield, OH, Jason Eikleberry of McMechen, and Justin (Chelsea) Eikleberry of Glen Dale, WV; three sisters, Terri Clark, Jean (David) Shipley and Missy (Peter) Barton; one granddaughter, Harper Eikleberry; his beloved sidekick, Buddy and several nieces and nephews.
John was an organ donor and was able to help give the gift of sight to others.
Family and friends will be received Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1-8 pm, with a Fire Department Memorial Service at 7pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., where services will be held, Monday, April 9, at 11 am. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department, 811 Marshall St., McMechen, WV 26040, or to Valley Hospice, 308 Mt. St. Joseph Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.