Obituary of Dewey Vance Rotruck Jr.
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On Friday, February 17, 2023, Dewey Vance Rotruck Jr., passed away by the side of his wife and daughters in his home at the age of 78 after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Dewey was born on November 13, 1944 in Keyser, WV to Dewey and Betty (Liller) Rotruck of Burlington, Mineral County, WV. At the age 21, Dewey enlisted in the United States Army, and prior to deployment to Vietnam, married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Linda Lou Gray. Upon his safe return to the United States, he worked in the insurance industry with a career spanning over 4 decades. He eventually opened his own business, Rotruck Insurance Agency, Inc. before his retirement. Together, Dewey and Linda raised two strong and independent daughters, Julie and Bethany. Dewey was a man of strong Christian faith with a servant’s heart giving his time to help his church family by singing tenor in the choir and serving in numerous leadership roles. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and many other charitable organizations. He was even known to pick up groceries for some of his homebound insurance clients. Dewey was a proud member of Rotary International and Motorcycling Rotarians and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, Dewey and Linda served as host parents to Morten (Mette) Fisker and Andreina (Garrett) Ballester-Nieto. Dewey loved Mountaineer football, camping, biking and trail walking. Most of all, he loved God and his family. Dewey is survived by his wife, Linda (Gray) Rotruck of Morgantown; daughters Julie (James) Rohrbaugh of Pittsburgh, PA and Bethany (James "Bo") Moseley of Twinsburg, OH; grandchildren Natalie & Alex Rohrbaugh, and Ethan & Owen Moseley; sisters Patricia Taylor of Burlington, WV, Mary Donohoe of Winchester, VA, Sharon (Paul) Everett of Millersburg, PA; brother Donald Ray (Cheryl) of Romney, WV; sister-in-law Janice (Gene) Clem of Burlington, WV; and 19 nieces and 12 nephews. In addition to his parents, Dewey is preceded in death by his mother-in-law Ruth Millar, nephew Gene C. Clem II, and brothers-in-law Brandon Donohoe and Robert Taylor. If you knew Dewey and are so inclined, the family would welcome any notes of encouragement or memories you may have of him. Please send remembrances to email@example.com Friends and family will be received on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Coopers Rock, Pavilion #2 from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the formal Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. with Pastor Justin Myers officiating and full Military Rites In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any of the following charities that were close to Dewey's heart: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, or Epilepsy Foundation of America.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Dewey Rotruck Jr., please visit our Tree Store
Celebration of life
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at a location to be announced later.
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Dewey Rotruck Jr.
1944 - 2023
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