William Dale Deem

March 23, 1935January 20, 2019

William Dale Deem, 83, of Belleville, WV, passed away January 20, 2019, in Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born March 23, 1935, in Spelter, WV, a son of the late Burleigh F. and Alda V. (See) Deem. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy S. Deem; son Jeffrey Deem and sisters, Mable Watson, Wilma Cox and Nina Lumpkins. William retired from the United States Navy as an Engineer. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved being with his family and friends and enjoyed collecting various coins. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Geraldine (Smith) Deem; children William “Jimmy” (Mary) Deem, Timothy (Donna) Deem; step-children James Smith, Charles Smith, Ruthann Eaton, Charlotte Milhoane, Wanda Vaughn; brother Luther Deem and several grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dobby Thrash officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. A second service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the House of Faith Church, in Clarksburg with Pastor Deloris White officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial with Military Rites will follow the service at the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Geraldine (Smith) Deem, Wife
  • William "Jimmy" (Mary) Deem, Son
  • Timothy (Donna) Deem, Son
  • James Smith, Step Son
  • Charles Smith, Step Son
  • Ruthann Eaton, Step Daughter
  • Charlotte Milhoane, Step Daughter
  • Wanda Vaughn, Step Daughter
  • Luther Deem, Brother
  • Burleigh F Deem, Father
  • Alda V. (See) Deem, Mother
  • Peggy S. Deem, First Wife
  • Jeffrey Deem, Son
  • Mable Watson, Sister
  • Wilma Cox, Sister
  • Nina Lumpkins, Sister
  • William also leaves behind several grandchildren to carry on his memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 24, 2019

William Dale Deem

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Linda WatsonDerby

January 24, 2019

Uncle Dale has always been larger then life to me... A man who I admired and loved... He is my mother's ( Mable) brother and I know he is with her and the rest of his family. I'm so proud of his service to our country and that he served as a police officer for years. He has a crazy sense of humor and a tender heart. He is and will always be in my fondest memories of my youth! I am at peace knowing that being absent from this world, he will be present with the Lord! Until we meet again...I love you Uncle Dale...your Niece Linda

Larry & Sharon See

January 23, 2019

Sorry for your loss. We will not be able to attend services because we are in Florida and will not return until March. May God be with your family.