David Eugene Tuckwiller
LEWISBURG — David Eugene Tuckwiller, 90, of Lewisburg, passed away July 29, 2013.
He was born April 24, 1923, in Ronceverte, W.Va., the 4th of seven children born to the late Eugene Anthony Sr. and Margaret Phillips Tuckwiller.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Grace Anne Keyser Tuckwiller; brother, E. A. “Shine” Tuckwiller Jr.; sisters, Elizabeth T. Peck, Helen T. Shaffer, Rachel T. Provence, Phyllis T. Proffitt; son-in-law, Walter R. Bell, II; and great grandson, Ryan Anthony Weldon.
He is survived by his children: Alice Carol Tuckwiller, Roanoke, VA; Ellen T. Bell, Lewisburg, WV, Ed (Sandy) Tuckwiller, Lewisburg, WV; Robert (Janet) Tuckwiller, Newport, VA; and Meg (John) Munton, Roanoke, VA; grandchildren: Elizabeth Anne Bell-Slone, Kathy (Eric) Weldon, David (Laura) Tuckwiller, Ross (Jenny) Tuckwiller, Kelly Tuckwiller, Amelia Tuckwiller, Gloria Tuckwiller, David Allen (Deliah) Munton, and Michael Munton; great grandchildren: Christian, Caleb, and Seth Sloan, Meghan Weldon, Haley and Michael Munton; sister: Kita T. Schmidt; sisters-in-law: Phyllis H. Tuckwiller and M. Emily Keyser; brother-in-law: William D. Shaffer; 24 nieces and nephews, and numerous other cousins and relatives. He was a proud West Virginian, Greenbrier Countian, and Mountaineer fan. He was a wonderful Dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to many.
He attended West Virginia University for two years before being called to serve in the military. From 1943-1945, during WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force’s 8th Air Force, in the European Theater, as an engineer/waist gunner on B-24 Liberators (Heavy Bomber), completing 29 missions. During his lifetime he sold cars for the family-owned Lewisburg Motor Company (Ford); he was a 4-H Leader; he served as Greenbrier County Sheriff from 1957-1960; was one of the first Trustees of the Greenbrier County Youth Camp in 1953, serving as Trustee for many years; he was owner/operator of Lewisburg Service Station (Pure Oil and Union 76); supervisor of the Greenbrier Valley Soil Conservation District for 18 years, Vice President (1977-78) and President (1979-80) of the West Virginia Soil and Water Supervisors Association; Director with the State Fair of West Virginia for 23 years; and owned and operated Valley Appraisal Services as a Real Estate Appraiser. He was a lifetime member of Calvary United Methodist Church.
The family wishes to thank Kathy, Shannon, and Karen for the excellent care they provided during these past months, and the staff of the HospiceCare, Inc. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter, 1601 Second Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387; HospiceCare, Inc., 223 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901; Calvary Cemetery Association, c/o Harold Ryder, RR 02, Box 321, Lewisburg, WV 24901, or to a charity of your choice.
A family visitation will be Friday, August 2, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, Richlands, WV. Interment with Military Honors will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.