Walter “Pete” Leroy Hess, 85, of Martinsburg, WV, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Berkeley Medical Center.
Born August 5, 1934 in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Allen Tillman Hess and Frances Gertrude Butts Hess Barrett.
He attended Musselman High school and was a Veteran of the United States Army.
He worked for O'Boyle Tank Lines and Roadway and was a 50+ year member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Arden. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruanna Saylor Hess; one son, James Allen Hess and wife Tina Louise; two daughters, Joyce Lynn McDonald and husband, David Jeffrey, and Janet Renae Hough and husband, John David; seventeen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Leroy Hess; two brothers, Lyle Hess and Calvin Hess; and two sisters, Betty Louise Allen and Wanda Light.
Family will receive friends Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Arden with Rev. Christine Olson officiating. Interment will be held in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Arden 1643 Pitzer’s Chapel Road, Martinsburg, WV 25403
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