George Edward Fonner, III, 81, of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born October 14, 1938, in Wheeling, a son of the late George Edward Fonner, Jr. and Leah (Mahan) Fonner. George was a graduate of Wellsburg High School; a U.S. Army Korean War veteran; and a retired construction worker for the Laborers Local Union #1149, Wheeling, where he served as a past president for 18 years. In addition, he was a 6 year executive board member for the Laborers Local Retiree Council; a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #344, Wheeling; and a member of the American Legion, Post #34, and Moose Lodge, Wellsburg, WV. He was also an avid fisherman.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (DeBolt) Fonner, in 2019; a son, Samuel Michael McGee; and a brother, William “Bill” Fonner. He is survived by his children, James T. (Diana) McGee of Bradenton, FL, Jeffrey Allen (Paula) McGee of Short Creek, WV, Kevin Keith (Cindy) McGee of West Liberty, WV, and Kimberly (Bernie) Breiding of Wheeling; a brother, Robert (Brenda) Fonner of Wellsburg; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2-6 pm, Friday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, January 25, 2020, with Rev. Debra Dague officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, or at www.TMCfunding.com by clicking here.
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
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