John M. Wolverton 1960-2022
John Wolverton, devoted husband and father, passed away on Sunday, May 8, surrounded by his family.
John is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lori (Duymich) Wolverton, daughter, Amanda Wolverton, and brother, Joe Wolverton. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Phoenix Wolverton, who held a special place in his heart, and whose cheeks and ears he loved to pinch. In addition, he is survived by his brothers-in law, Charles Duymich and Brian Duymich, and his sister-in-law, Tina Bohrer. He is predeceased by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
John’s life was an example of a life well lived. His philosophy was focusing on the good things in his life and not wasting time on what he could not control. John’s passing leaves a deep well of sadness in his friends and family. He will be remembered by his loved ones as a remarkable, gentle and kind person, always inspiring love, laughter and joy with his wit and warm smile. He will also be remembered by his wife as a romantic, whimsical man with the utmost integrity, and a treasured companion.
John was an employee of American Electric Power for 42 years. Over those years he worked in several positions out of the Moundsville, Wheeling and Canton offices. He obtained his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Cleveland State University and most recently held the position of Electrical Engineer Senior at AEP.
In his spare time, John loved traveling, boating, WVU football games, and spending time with his family back in West Virginia. Although he lived in Ohio for 26 years, he always considered West Virginia his home.
Friends will be received from 5-8 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, WV.
If you wish to make a donation in John’s honor, please support your local animal shelter.
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