Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home

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Thomas "Pete" Edward Rule

July 29, 1946August 16, 2019

Thomas Edward “Pete” Rule, 73, of Fayetteville passed away on August 16th, 2019. He was born on July 29th, 1946 in Fayetteville to the late Connar W. Rule and Luella Virginia Blake Rule. Pete was a graduate of Fayetteville High school, an Army veteran, having served in Vietnam, worked at Ohio Brass and retired as a maintenance worker for the National Park Service. His hobbies included Nascar, baking cakes, fishing and eating Reese cups. Thomas was also a member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge #57. In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary Feazell. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Megan Weatherford (Will); two grandchildren, Casey Rule Washburn (Cody) and Smiley William Weatherford IV; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Washburn and Violet Washburn; two nieces, Samatha Feazell- Bittle and Suzette Wilcher; one nephew, Chuck Feazell; and his best friend, Rusty Miller. Pete was very proud of being a grand-father and loved his hat that said “Paw Paw Pete”. Funeral services for Pete will be Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 2 PM at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park. For those wishing to express condolences to the Rule family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, WV.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Thomas "Pete" Edward Rule

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butch blake

August 19, 2019

so sad lost a very close friend and cousin over the last two years pete and I got to a point of fussing at each other each time we saw each other then laugh about it will miss you very much

Marshall Blake

August 18, 2019

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Marshall & Yoshimi

Richatd Cline

August 18, 2019

Rest in peace my friend you will be missed.

Sam Bittle

August 17, 2019

I’ll miss my uncle Pete so much. I got my love of old cars from him. I loved that green, sparkly Corvette. I’m so thankful that I got to spend time with him last year. I’m proud of his military service. I’m proud of the way he helped others. Hopefully, he’s with God, his parents and sister. I love you, Pete!

Major Blake

August 17, 2019

Megan we just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and offer our deepest sympathy.

Pete and I joined the Army together on 12 September 1966. We went to the reception center at Ft Jackson and were suppose to be on the "buddy plan" so we could go through training together. I failed indicate that on the paper work so Pete stayed at Ft Jackson for basic and I was sent to Ft Gordon GA for basic. I don't think I saw Pete again until he got out of service 3 years later. We both went to Vietnam and served our country but went on different paths.

We will miss him.

Major and Kyong