The Times West Virginian


December 2, 2012

William Arthur Wolverton

William Arthur Wolverton, 78, of Clarksburg, departed this life on Thursday (Nov. 29, 2012) at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born in Nutter Fort on Jan. 19, 1934, a son of the late William Randall and Alma Swisher Wolverton.

He was united in marriage on June 3, 1961, to his wife of 51 years, Penelope Kay “Penny” Fish Woverton.

Mr. Wolverton is survived by two daughters, Kelly Lynn Humbert and husband Kevin of York Haven, Pa., and Beth Ann DeMary and husband Michael of Monongah. He also leaves behind two sisters, Norma Cooper of Pittsburgh and Carol Hanley of Bethel Park, Pa. He will also be missed by his Sheltie dog “Sinnie.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Scott Humbert.

He was a graduate of R-W High School, and graduated from Fairmont State College in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in Business. He retired from Allegheny Power in 1993 with 32 years of service in management, having held supervisory positions in Parkersburg, St. Mary’s, Marietta and Fairmont.

He proudly served our country as a veteran in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict where he served aboard the USS Fiske as a petty officer.

 Mr. Wolverton was Methodist by faith. He was a lifetime member of the Meuse Argonne Post No. 573 VFW. He served on several boards including the Board of Directors for United Way, Business Men’s Association and the West Virginia Lung Association. He held memberships with Kiwanis Club, the Fairmont Elks Lodge 294 and Clarksburg Elks Lodge 482.

He was an avid golfer and was proud of accomplishing the rare feat of a “hole in one.”

He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Following his wishes, he will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

Due to funeral home error, obituary was not run in Saturday’s paper.

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