Ronley David VanDyke

January 6, 1934 - June 17, 2016

01/06/1934 - 06/17/2016

Ronley David VanDyke, 82, of McDowell County, W.Va., passed away Friday, June 17, 2016, in Wheeling, W.Va.

Ron was born January 6, 1934 in Yukon, W.Va., a son of the late Henry and Eva VanDyke. He was retired from Ford Motor Company; a Baptist by faith; and a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy (Jenkins) VanDyke, in 2012; two sons, Anthony VanDyke and Ronley David VanDyke, Jr.; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Ron is survived by his children, Mary Cassell of Wheeling, Keri (Nathaniel) Lowery of War, W.Va., Scottie Lee VanDyke of Pocahontas, Va., Clarissa (Jack) Christian of War, and Rhonda Christian of Thomasville, N.C.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In accordance with Ron’s wishes, he will be cremated. Services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943, or online at

Arrangements are by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 years 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 Ronley David VanDyke, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Marine Veteran, Ronley David VanDyke, “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 †