R. Clyde Wolverton, 90, of Parkersburg, passed away March 14, 2013, at his residence, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Clyde was born March 4, 1923, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Icie Gay Smith Wolverton in Munday, W.Va., and grew up in Kinchloe, W.Va.
He retired from Corning Glass in 1985, where he was a machine operator for 26 years. He formerly worked for the State Road, Parkersburg Steele, Foothill Electric and the Parkersburg Rig and Reel Company. He was a longtime member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, and was presently a member of Word Of God Ministries of Parkersburg. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, welding and his pets.
He is survived by his three sons, Stephen, James and Thomas Wolverton, all of Parkersburg; a niece, Rebecca Martin and her children, Mariah, Nick and twins, Abby and Sadie; and a niece, Andrea (Alan) Sinnett and their sons, Philip and Andrew.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Mae Bradley Wolverton, they were married Oct. 10, 1948, by the late Pastor Rossing Smith. Helen passed away Jan. 17, 2012. He was also preceded in death by two half-sisters and two half-brothers.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Word of God Ministries, West Virginia 47, Parkersburg, with Pastor Lynn Roush officiating. Burial will follow at Hartley Cemetery, Wirt County. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Word of God Ministries, P.O. Box 3471, Parkersburg, WV 26102, or Amedisys Hospice, 417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 206, Parkersburg, WV 26105.
A guestbook for sharing online condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com