John Wolfe

Obituary of John WIlliam Wolfe

John W. Wolfe,


85, of Terra Alta (Greggs Knob), died Tuesday January 3, 2023 at home.

The son of the late Dalton Wayne and Florence Wilson Wolfe, he was born June 20, 1937 in Cranesville.

John was deputy Sheriff in Bakersfield, CA and worked on the Santa Fe Railroad in San Bernardino, CA. He moved back to MD in 1965 and started his own construction company. He built several homes and businesses in the Oakland area and the Trinity United Methodist Church in Terra Alta. He retired from Mountaineer Log and Siding Company.

He was a member of Ali Ghan Shrine in Cumberland and he was a drummer in the Garrett Highlanders Bagpipe Band. He was a member of the Oakland Masonic Lodge 192.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Diantha "Diane" M. Wolfe; three sons, William (Melissa)Wolfe of Cranesville, Daniel Wolfe of FL and John M. (Teresa) Wolfe of Cranesville; a brother, Robert W. Wolfe of Cranesvillle; sister, Carol Anderson of Blairs, VA; one granddaughter, Joyce Marie Golden; special nieces, Christina Evans and Kathy Smedley, nephews, and his special dog, Duke.

Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta on Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at  6:00 p.m. and from noon on Saturday January 7, 2023, until the 1:00 p.m. time of service with Rev. Gina Frazee officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery at Hoye Run.

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