John  Depue

Obituary of John Summers (Jack) Depue

John Summers (Jack) Depue, 81, passed away at home on Monday October 24, 2016 Jack was born June 19, 1935 in Sewickley, PA to the late Camden and Pauline Depue. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Kramer) Depue whom he married December 26, 1959 and three children, June Wedd of Columbus, OH; Jackie (Bill) Jennings of Richmond KY and John Depue of Bridgeport. Surviving Grandchildren are Jason Nolan of Asheville, NC, Lauren (Rick) Puckett of Stanford, KY, Cody (Allison) Wedd of Columbus, OH, Lonnie Wedd of Erie PA, and Sarah (Brad) Nally of Lexington KY, Robert Jennings and Nathan Jennings of Richmond, KY. Jack is also survived by Brother in laws Fred (Rita) Kramer of Sugarland, TX and Bud (Conchita) of Hagerstown, MD. Nieces Mary Kay (Jim) Flagg, Jenny (Serhat) Midyat and Judy (Al) Sefir all of Houston, TX, Becky Hall of Martinsburg, WV and Brenda Manspeaker of Hagerstown, MD and nephews Robert (Kelli) Kramer and Mathew (Kelly) Kramer of Martinsburg, WV and Charlie (Loretta) Joy of Rockport, WV. Many grand nieces and nephews complete his family. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his twin sister, Joan (Jill) Scott. Jack graduated from Greenbrier Military Academy in Lewisburg, WV and attended West Virginia University. He received an honorary Bachelor of Arts from Alderson-Broaddus College, University of Hard Knocks. Jack served our country with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. During his professional career he built interstate roads and bridges, golf courses, and moved many West Virginia mountains to create flat land for development. Jack was an active Rotarian, Greenbrier Alumni Association and honorary Fork Union Alumni member. The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made in Jack’s memory to the Greenbrier Scholarship, c/o Fork Union Military Academy, PO Box 278, Fork Union, VA 23055 or to the charity of one’s choice. Please join the family for a celebration of Jack’s life, food and fellowship Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV. Condolences may be extended to the family at The Depue family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.