Reed George Bender

August 31, 1961 - July 8, 2018

08/31/1961 - 07/08/2018

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Visitation
Saturday July 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Service
Saturday July 14, 2018
4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

Reed George Bender, 56, of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Williamstown, WV, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at home.
Reed was born August 31, 1961, a son of the late Robert Parke and Nancy (Shirk) Bender. For over 20 years, Reed was a devoted manager at Chris Miller Furniture, where he gained a work family. He was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity at West Liberty State College, the I.O.L.A. Club, Snake Club, the Sons of the American Legion Post #159, and the Bethlehem Firemen’s Club and past Sergeant in Arms at the Cave Club. Reed was an avid golfer and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his younger brother, Brice E. Bender.
Reed is survived by his wife, of 34 years, Sherry (Fanning) Bender; three children, Autumn Bender of Williamstown, WV, Abrielle (Chris “Pec”) Schmitt of Parkersburg, WV, and Evan Bender of Wheeling; three siblings, Nina Clovis of Morgantown, WV, Bob (Elaine) Bender of Williamstown and Chris (Pat Rauch) Bender of Marietta, OH; one grandson, Ziggy Smith; his mother-in-law, Mary Louise Fanning and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 12 pm, until time of services at 4 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St.Memorial contributions may be made to Williamstown Elementary, 418 Williams Ave., Williamstown, WV 26187, or by clicking here, for the outdoor education area.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Jim Varlas
4 years ago

I was so shocked to hear Reed had passed on Sunday. I just saw him Saturday afternoon and we joked about our Central/Williamstown “rivalry”. We had good times at WL, Groundhog Day at Seneca Lake with our boys, and the Cave Club. His memory will always make me smile. He was a really great guy. Peace, my brother!

Bill Cooper
4 years ago

I was sadden to see this. Reed and the Chris Miller team and I enjoyed many good times (and Christmas cheer!) over the years. Many God provide you with strength in the upcoming days.

Jimmy Eaton
4 years ago

To Chris and Bender family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Reed was a great guy and player to compete against in high school and even better guy as I go to know him at West Liberty. Great memories.
Jimmy, Jennie Eaton and the boys.

Nancy Schmitt LaBrosse
4 years ago

Sherry, I am praying and thinking of you and your family.

JohnDalek
4 years ago

Sorry for your loss, Reed will be missed by his fellow friends at the PAP club. We have made a donation to the school on behalf of Reed.

Ginger Watkins
4 years ago

Bobby and Chris, We are so saddened to hear of your brothers passing. We ask GOD to please wrap his comforting arms around you at this very difficult time GOD BLESS Always, Cornell & Ginger Watkins

Wayne Young
4 years ago

Reed and I were good friends,for about 30 years..He was a wonderful person. I am so sorry to see him go.I loved him he was a great friend.He will be missed. Prayers for all his family and friends.. R.I.P. my dear friend..

Dana Squier
4 years ago

Sherry, someone once told me that the loss of a loved one leaves a heartache that no one can heal with memories that no one can steal. I am hoping that your memories will get you through this difficult time. Please know that I am just a phone call away if you need an ear. My deepest heart felt condolences to you and your family.

Bobby and Donna Walters
4 years ago

Sherry,

We are so very sorry. We have some many fond memories of West Liberty and our lives in Wheeling after college. We heartbroken and praying for you and your beautiful family.

Diane Hahnert
4 years ago

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear heart, good night. (Mark Twain). So sorry that Reed is gone. Love and hugs, Diane and Gary.