Shirley F. Wilmoth, 89, of Linger Run Horner, WV passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Clarksburg on June 24, 1929, son of the late Arthur Collins and Lula (Phillips) Wilmoth. He first married Nettie Jean Thompson, who preceded him in death in 1991. Shirley then married Anna Wilmoth on July 15, 1991, who survives.
Mr. Wilmoth is also survived by one daughter: Sandra Bennett of Laura, OH, three sons: Roy Darrell Wilmoth of Houston, TX, Edward Lee Wilmoth of Winchester, VA and James Allen Wilmoth of Horner, WV, 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by one brother: Brenton Collins of Parkersburg and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife, Nettie Jean, Shirley was preceded in death by one brother: Kenneth Collins and three sisters: Edith McCartney, Eva Collins and Lena Langford.
Mr. Wilmoth was a retired glassworker. He was a finisher and retired from the Louie Glass Factory but also worked at the Colonial and West Virginia Glass Factories all of Weston. He attended Horner United Methodist Church. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and he enjoyed them both.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue, Weston, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. until noon. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Bob King officiating. Interment followed services in the Langford Cemetery of Gilmer County, WV. Online condolences and life stories in memory of Shirley may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Shirley F. Wilmoth.