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David W. Wright

December 6, 1956 - July 25, 2020

David Wayne Wright, 63, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at his home. He was born December 6, 1956, in Weirton, WV, a son of Hazel (Tuttle) Wright of Weirton and the late William B. Wright.

Dave graduated from West Liberty State College in 1979, with a B.S. in Business Administration; received his MBA from the University of Steubenville in 1985; and completed his graduate work at West Virginia University. At West Liberty State College, now West Liberty University, he has served as Associate Professor of Management since 1982; as the Executive Seminar Series Coordinator since 1986; and as the Regent’s BA Degree Coordinator from 1998 to 2008. He was also the Elderhostel Site Coordinator at West Liberty State College and Oglebay Resort and Conference Center from 1996 to 2009.

Dave was an active member of the National Road Church of Christ, Wheeling, where he was song leader, and assisted with the communion table. He was also a U.S. Navy Reserves veteran; a former board member and Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee at the TME Federal Credit Union; and a dedicated funeral assistant and certified Life Celebrant for Altmeyer Funeral Homes. He loved traveling, and enjoyed taking trips and cruises throughout the United States & Europe. Dave’s favorite destination was Sanibel Island, FL, where he and his wife, Elizabeth, enjoyed walking the beach searching for shells.

In addition to his mother, Dave is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Elizabeth A. (Fischer) Wright; two step-sons, Jeff Robinson of Sarasota, FL, and Brian Robinson of Wheeling; a sister, Carol Wright of Weirton; two brothers, Charles (Debbie) Wright, and Donald (Paula) Wright, both of Weirton; a step-grandson, Isaac Robinson; a nephew, Kenny Wright; and a niece, Dawn Renee Speidel.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 10 am, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, with Jim Hyest officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.  If you are unable to attend the services in person, remote access by TribuCast can be viewed by clicking here.

Memorial contributions may be made to the College of Business at West Liberty University, 208 University Drive, West Liberty, WV 26074, or online at www.TMCfunding.com (click here). Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Location:

Greenwood Cemetery

1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


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