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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
Dell Wightman

Dell Wightman

Monday, November 6th, 1933 Thursday, January 16th, 2020

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Obituary for Dell Roy Wightman

Dell Roy Wightman passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Berkeley Medical Center after an extended battle with IPF.

He leaves his loving wife Eva and many great times and happy moments they had together.

He was born in 1933 to Roy and Grace Wightman in Payson, Utah and is survived by two sisters, Kay and Joy in Utah; three children, Kim, Gay, and Deke in Georgia; six grandchildren, Meredith, Phil, Josh, Peter, Sam, and Ben all in Georgia or Texas plus one great-granddaughter in Texas, Juniper.

He joined the Air Force in January 1953. He moved to Martinsburg in 1964 as the full time Navigator for the 167th Air National Guard. He became the Deputy Commander in 1983 and acting commander for one year, retiring in June 1992. He did volunteer income taxes at the Library and Senior Center four times a week for eight years in tax season. He volunteered for 20 years at Meals on Wheels, and over twenty years of C-CAP/Loaves and Fishes.

He wishes to thank all those dedicated volunteers that have and still are volunteering, also wish to thank my neighbors for their friendship and help. He wanted to thank Eva’s family for their welcome and accepting him into their family. Last but not least he would like to thank all his friends from the 167th and his golfing buddies for all the great memories.

"I wanted no funeral as I wish my passing to be a cause for celebration of a Good Life and Retirement. Until we meet again. Here’s to all of you. Cheers."

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"I wanted to no funeral as I wish my passing to be a cause for celebration of a Good Life and Retirement. Until we meet again. Here’s to all of you. Cheers."

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Karen F Morgan

Eva Jane my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Love Karen M
Comment | Posted at 03:56am via Condolence

Celeste Porturica

Dear Eva, So sorry for everyone’s loss. Of course there are many memories of Dell and Eddie. And, Angela told me Dell was her buddy at the Wellness Center. He will be missed, but glad his suffering is over.
Celeste Porturica.
Comment | Posted at 07:34pm via Condolence

Mark Catherman

It was a sincere honor and pleasure to serve under Dell at the 167th. A true gentleman and friend, always with a kind word and a smile. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest well, my friend.
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Steven & Barbara Swartz

RIP Col Wightman. Thank you for your service.
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Chris Pitzer

I was sorry to hear of Dell’s passing. May the family cherish the good memories and times.
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