Benny "Ben" Joe Rodeheaver

November 5, 1950 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 69)


Benny “Ben” Joe Rodeheaver, 69, of Kingwood, WV, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a brief illness. He was born on November 5, 1950 in Albright and the son of the late Josiah “Joe” and Hazel (Rankin) Rodeheaver. In Ben’s younger years, he owned and operated “Ben’s Home Improvement” in Kingwood. Ben and his wife, both ran a paper route for the Dominion Post for over 20 years to many areas of Preston County. He still worked his route up until his death. Ben is survived by two step sons, Charles “Chuck” Sawyer of Kingwood and Tom Sawyer and spouse Jennifer of Kingwood; four sisters, JoAnn Shay of Newburg, Ida Loughry and spouse Sam of Newburg, Betty Casteel of Corinth and Peggy Cramer and spouse Tom of Terra Alta; two brothers, Marvin Rodeheaver and spouse Mary, Michael Rodeheaver, all of Albright; two step-granddaughters, Kasey Sawyer of Kingwood and Bethany Sawyer of Tunnelton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Thelma (Adams) Rodeheaver, who passed the day before him; three sisters, Wanda Rodeheaver, Linda Funk and Patsy Strahin. Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel; 295 South Price Street, on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend J.W. Kelley officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Kingwood. The family would also like to thank all the doctors and staff on the MICU floor at Ruby Memorial Hospital for all of their great care and compassion that was given to Ben and his family. The family requests that any memorial donations be made in Benny’s memory to Valley Point Apostolic Church, 9188 N. Preston Highway, Albright, WV 26519. Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at

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February 8, 2020

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Rotruck - Lobb Kingwood Chapel, South Price Street

Funeral Service
February 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Rotruck - Lobb Kingwood Chapel, South Price Street


Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Kingwood


Valley Point Apostolic Church
9188 N. Preston Highway, Albright WV 26519

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