Ronald W. Koontz

November 30, 1936 - February 14, 2022

11/30/1936 - 02/14/2022

Past Services

Friday February 18, 2022
Limestone Cemetery
Route 250
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-8655 | Directions
Friday February 18, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Friday February 18, 2022
2:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

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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Judy Gasparovic Ujcich
1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up with your dad, mom and grandparents. Thoughts and prayers for your family. May he Rest In Peace.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year 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 Ronald Wayne Koontz, 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, Ronald Wayne Koontz, 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 †

Carol, Michael, Andrew, Kaylee, Madison, Ashlynn, and John Stock
1 year ago

Words cannot express our sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.