Russell E. Wiant, 88 - Linn

Russell E. Wiant age 88 of Ellis Road, Linn (Gilmer County), West Virginia, departed this life at 7:00 p.m., Friday January 18, 2013, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Weston, West Virginia, following an extended illness.

Born September 15, 1924 in Gilmer County, son of the late Rex F. and Dora Radcliff Wiant.

Russell worked in timber, coal mines, Louie Glass Factory and retired from the WV Department of Highways. He loved his CB radios and the friends he made on them, and also had a great passion for hunting and fishing. We all love Russell and will miss him deeply, we thank God for those years with us but look ahead to being in heaven some day with him.

3 daughters and 1 son survive, Linda Lue Tomey of Little Birch, West Virginia, Shelia Kay Wiant of Weston, WV, Geraldine Lois Hershman of Linn, and Darrell Emmit Wiant and wife Joyce of Linn; 15 grandchildren also survive, Steve Wiant, John Wiant, Blaine Wiant, Chad Wiant, Chuck Sprouse, Scott Sprouse, BJ Sprouse, Anthony Wiant, Lillie Wiant, Scottie Queen, Brandon Queen, Nicole Queen, Brittany Wiant, Bryon Wiant, and Joey Wiant; 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Roy, Clinton, and Gary Wiant of Weston WV, Lucille Shoulders of Clarksville TN. and Mary Lawson of Romney WV.

Along with his parents, Russell was preceded in death by 2 sons, Larry Gene Wiant and Russell Emmit Wiant Jr.; 1 grandson, Terry Sprouse; 3 brothers, Donald, Rex, and Gene Wiant; and 2 sisters, Maxine McNair and Wanda Goff.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville, West Virginia, at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday January 23, 2013 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Hiney Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Russell E. Wiant with arrangements.