Ronald Wayne “Ron” Koontz, 85, of Glen Dale, WV, passed away Monday, February 14, 2022 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
He was born November 30, 1936 in Glen Dale to the late Clarence and Gladys (Kestner) Koontz. Ron was a 1954 Moundsville High School graduate. 18 days after graduation he enlisted in the United States Army and was a part of the US Army 1st Calvary , 7th Regiment as an artillery tank driver. Ron was stationed in Northern Japan, in Osaka for 32 months. After four years of services Ron was honorably discharged and spent three years on active duty reserves. Following his military career, Ron worked at Marx Toy Plant for 4 years, Blonox Foundry for 4 years and after completing an apprentice program he was employed with Boiler Makers Local 667, out of Winfield, WV, where he retired after 38 years.
Ron was a member of the American Legion Post 3, was a Cleveland Browns fan and an avid Cleveland baseball fan, he loved everything baseball.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Donna (William) Smith.
Ron is survived by his three daughters, Michelle (David) Redd of Wheeling, Rhonda (David) Vanchure of Colerain, OH and Cynthia (Casey) Thompson of Cincinnati, OH; four grandsons, Luke (Shannon) Redd, Shane (Courtni) Redd, Dwayne Roth and Casey Thompson Jr.; two great-granddaughters, Audrey Kaylynn Redd and Evelyn Rosemary Redd; two nephews, Buddy (Eileen) Smith and Paul Smith; one niece, Diane Delp and his significant other, Sue Baker.
Family and friends will be received Friday, February 18, 2022 at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., from 12:30 pm until time of service at 2:30 pm. Interment and military honors will be held at Limestone Cemetery.
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