John William Vessels, Sr.

April 13, 1946 - January 19, 2017

04/13/1946 - 01/19/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Monday January 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Monday January 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday January 24, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
141 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Tuesday January 24, 2017
11:00 am
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
141 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday January 24, 2017
11:30 am
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions

John William Vessels Sr., 70, of Warwood, WV passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home.
Born in Wheeling on April 13, 1946, John was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Bogard) Vessels.
He was a retired driver for Laurel Foods and an US Army Veteran.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Clara Ross and two brothers, Charles & Jerry Vessels.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Sharon “Jill” (Humphrey) Vessels of Warwood; son, John Vessels, Jr of Wheeling; three sisters, Margaret Robinson of Wheeling, Shirley Edge of Warwood and Judith (Stephen) McAnarney of Paden City, WV; granddaughter, Sonja Harris-Keller and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday, January 23, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV and again on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 10am until the time of service at 11am at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling, with Pastor R. Paul Schafer officiating.
Interment will follow Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com <https://altmeyerfuneralhomes.com>

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Susan Cook
5 years ago

John Jr., Sharon, and Family, please accept our condolences on you loss of father and husband. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. John Jr., your mother may remember this, but you were going to be our ring bearer in our wedding, but changed your mind. We still look at our pic of you standing up on the pew that day. I knew you from your preschool program. I was doing my social work internship. Sue and Ron Cook

CARLA VESSELS
5 years ago

AUNT JILL & FAMILY , WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. UNCLE JOHNNY WAS A GEM. ONE OF A KIND. MADE EVERYBODY LAUGH AND SMILE, AND SPOKE HIS MIND. A TRUE TREASURE OF A HUMAN BEING.
HE IS NOW JOINED JERRY (DAD) AND THE REST OF OUR EXTENDED FAMILY IN HEAVEN.
PLEASE CALL US IF YOU NEED ANYTHING.

CARLA VESSELS
5 years ago

JILL, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, WORDS CAN NOT POSSIBLY EXPRESS OUR HEART FELT SORROW FOR YOUR LOSS, I CAN’T BEGIN TO IMAGINE. TERRY, MYSELF AND OUR TWO SONS TJ, AND WILLIE ALL SET AND HAD A PERSON REMEMBRANCE OF UNCLE JOHNNYS HUMOR. HOW HE HAD A WAY OF MAKING EVERYBODY SMILE AND LAUGH OUT LOUD. PLEASE KNOW YOUR NOT ALONE IN YOUR PAIN. THOUGH WE DONT KNOW YOUR DIRECT PAIN, WE SHARE A PAIN KNOWING HIS SMILE AND LAUGHTER ARE NOT HERE ON EARTH WITH ALL OF US ANY MORE. THOUGH LOOKING AT PHOTOS ONE CAN STILL REFLECT THE IMAGE OF THE WONDERFUL SMILE HE HAD, OUR ONLY COMFORT IS KNOWING WE WILL ALL ONE DAY SEE HIM AGAIN IN HEAVEN.

PLEASE REACH OUT TO US IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING,
MAY GOD HELP YOU GET THROUGH THIS UNBEARABLE PAIN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH.

TERRY AND I SAID THAT HE AND TERRYS DAD, HIS BROTHER JERRY ARE NOW RE UNITED, HES NOT ALONE HE IS WITH ALL OF HIS FAMILY IN HEAVEN. GOD BLESS

joanne smith
5 years ago

Jill,
So sorry to hear about John. May he rest in peace.
JoAnne and John

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
5 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 John William Vessels, Sr., 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, John William Vessels, Sr., 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 †

shirley and ken robertson
5 years ago

Jill we are so sorry for your loss.