OBITUARY

Wesley Turner Bitzer Jr.

October 3, 1928February 22, 2017
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Wesley Turner Bitzer Jr., 88, went peacefully to be with the Lord on February 22. He was born in Dry Branch to the late Dorothy Plaskett Bitzer and Wesley Turner Bitzer Sr. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years Bonnie Bitzer, and sister Anne Nasits of Atlanta, TX. He is survived by two sons Richard Douglas Bitzer and wife Cindy of South Charleston, Jeffrey Dale Bitzer and wife Tina of Johnson City, TN; four grandchildren Douglas Wesley (Courtney) Bitzer of WV, Leah Bitzer (Nick) Creathers of WV, Lorrie Bitzer (Phillip) Reustle of WV, and Jessica (Brett) Compton of VA; ten great grandchildren Aerilyn, Bryson, Ryder and Stetsen Bitzer, Sydney Creathers, Noah, Wesley and Brandon Reustle, and Easton and Averie Compton. Wesley graduated from DuPont High School and Colorado School of Mines. He spent most of his career working as a mining engineer for Carbon Industries, and then taught mining at West Virginia Tech for ten years before retiring. His life greatly impacted those around him, especially his family. He loved his wife Bonnie even more after 62 years than he did when they were high school sweethearts. He loved being with grandkids and great-grandkids, and family get-togethers were always special, especially around Christmas. He loved keeping in touch with friends and DuPont alumni. He was kind and generous, a man of integrity and character. He attended Bible Center Church for many years. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 at the Bible Center Church, with Pastor Richard Thompson officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 until 3:00. Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family would like to sincerely thank the wonderful caregivers at Angel Avenue in Teays Valley, Good Living in Malden, and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25309.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

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March 10, 2017

My condolences for your loss. If you rely on God at this sad time, you can be sure that he hears you. " And you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."Jeremiah 29:12. May this knowledge be a solace at this time of bereavement.

February 26, 2017

Remembering your parents and my parents being friends, and some happy times being together. Prayers, Nena (Foster) Davis

Jo Harris

February 25, 2017

What a wonderful obituary tribute to our colleague at WV Tech! He was indeed a man of integrity and character; one who was respected by his peers and students. He did keep in touch over the years with unexpected, delightful phone calls. Sincere condolences to all family members of whom he was so proud.

Allen Robinson

February 24, 2017

Jeff, I'm sorry for the loss of your father. I know how difficult this time is. If you need anything, all you have to do is call.

Pollock Knob Surface Mine

February 24, 2017

Jeff, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. There are no words that can be said to ease the pain, but please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Colleen Buckner-Fields

February 24, 2017

Deepest sympathies

Lisa Rhoades

February 24, 2017

Wes was a true inspiration to those around him and a witness for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; and, it was an honor to care for him during the time he was in Hurricane. Though we miss him for now, please take comfort in knowing that he is not gone, just finally home where there is only peace and joy, and no pain.

Bobby Phalen

February 24, 2017

Rick and Jeff, you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. You guys were blessed with wonderful parents. May God's love and cherished memories comfort you during the days to come.
Love You guys....Bobby and Timi

Brett Holbrook

February 24, 2017

I just wanted to let you know I was thinking and praying for you and your family, sorry for your loss.

Leonard Nicholas

February 24, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

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