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Eric Lee Wentz

August 16, 1957 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Eric Wentz Obituary

Eric Lee Wentz, 66, of Morgantown, passed away at home on January 21, 2024.  He was born in Buckhannon on August 16, 1957 to the late Leonard and Lola (Ware) Wentz.

Eric graduated from Shinnston High School and Fairmont State University with a degree in electronic technology.  He was also a master electrician.  Eric was an employee of Mylan Pharmaceuticals until its closure in 2021.  He accepted a position with Viatris and was working as an electronic technician.  He loved football and played for the Pop Warner team and he played for the Shinnston Spartans in high school.  Eric continued his love of football by becoming a football and lacrosse official.  He liked to travel and had visited many of the US States and Canada.  He was a member of the St. Johns Lodge No 24 A.F. & A.M. On his 50th birthday, he celebrated by climbing Mt. Rainier in Washington State but did not make it to the summit, he had shorts on and it was “too darn cold!” Eric married his soulmate, Tammy, in 1980 and they have been living a happy life ever since.  They always kissed goodnight followed by “I Love You.”

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Tammy (Akers) Wentz; three brothers:  Dave (Diane) Wentz, Mark (Barb) Wentz, Tim (RaEtta) Wentz, one sister, Susan (Dustin) Miller, one sister in law, Debbie Palmer; nieces and nephews:  Kristina Beringo, Lori Taylor (Bobby), David B. Wentz, Jamie Speight (Ryan), Andrew Wentz (Leiren), Joshua Miller, Jacob Wentz (Kayla Griffin), Luke Wentz, Geoff Jones (Halie) and daughters, Allen Bebout (Jennifer) and sons, Luke Bebout and son, as well as several great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew.

In addition to his parents, Eric is preceded in death by his infant son, Ian Nathanial Wentz, mother and father in law: Jack and Joan Akers, brother in law, Gregg Palmer and nephew, Benjamin Wentz.

Family and friends will be received at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston, on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Friday, January 26, 2024 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm, the time of service with Reverend Sandra Conti officiating.  Interment to follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery and St. Johns Masonic Lodge No 24 will perform memorial rites.

Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Wentz family.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Visitation
Friday
January 26, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Funeral Service
Friday
January 26, 2024

2:00 PM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Interment
Friday
January 26, 2024

Shinnston Memorial Cemetery
1359 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

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