Lawrence Eugene Markey

April 22, 1934 - August 30, 2023

04/22/1934 - 08/30/2023


Past Services

Wednesday September 06, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Wednesday September 06, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Funeral Service
Thursday September 07, 2023
11:00 am
St. Jude Church
710 Jefferson Ave
Glendale, WV 26038
Additional Information:

Immediately following the service, a procession will occur from St. Jude Catholic Church to Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens.

Lawrence Eugene Markey, a beloved member of the Marshall County community, passed away on August 30, 2023, at the age of 89. He was born on April 22, 1934, in Glen Dale, West Virginia, to Harold Vincent and Dorothy (Klages) Markey.

Lawrence dedicated his career to serving his community as a retired line foreman with Wheeling Power (AEP). He also worked for many decades at Kennedy Hardware.

In addition to his professional achievements, Lawrence had a passion for supporting the Marshall County Livestock Club in Moundsville, WV. He believed in the importance of fostering growth and opportunities for young individuals.

Lawrence’s faith was an integral part of his life, as he was a devoted member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Glen Dale, WV. He was also a volunteer for Catholic Charities and Appalachian Outreach.

During his younger years, Lawrence served his country in the U.S. Army.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nila Jean (Berisford) Markey, as well as his parents, Harold Vincent and Dorothy (Klages) Markey, his brother, Harold Thomas Markey, and sisters Mary Marling and Ellen Markey.

Lawrence leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. He is survived by his daughter, Vickie Markey-Tekely and her husband Jim; his son, Sean V. Markey; and his granddaughter, Lauren M. Tekely, and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during visitation hours on Wednesday, September 6, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, located at 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Glen Dale, WV. Following the service, Lawrence will be laid to rest in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV.

Lawrence Eugene Markey will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His kindness, dedication, and unwavering love for his family and community will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in eternal peace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Avenue, P.O. Box 147, Glen Dale, WV 26038.

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Chester Thompson
5 months ago

Worked with Mr Markey Wheeling Electric Good Man and afriend he will be missed.

Brad Hess
5 months ago

My condolences to Pam on the loss of her Uncle and to the entire family. We have lost another one from “the Greatest Generation”. God Bless each and every one.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
5 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 Lawrence Eugene Markey, 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, Lawrence Eugene Markey, 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 †

Elizabeth Wallace
5 months ago

Lawrence was a loved brother-in-law, losing him and my sister has been a great lost to our family. Their home was our home away from home, a place we shared many Thanksgivings and special occasions. I will miss our many drives together and our trips to Pigeon Forge.

Prayers and Love to Sean, Vickie andFamily.