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Obituary for Victor Morton Echols

Victor Morton Echols, 93 of Keyser, WV, passed away 1:50 PM on October 14, 2021 at Cortland Acres, Thomas, WV.

Victor was born on October 22, 1927 in Beech Bottom, WV. He was the son of the late Frank “Mort” and Alverda (Wareham) Echols.

Victor served proudly in the United State Army stationed in Germany as a Medic during WWII. He went on to receive his degree in Chemistry from West Liberty State College. Victor retired in 1980 from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel as the General Superintendent. Upon his retirement, Victor worked as a consultant for Coke and Chemical Plants until the age of 85 which gave him the opportunity to travel all over the World.
Victor had a passion for many things and his talents knew no limit. Just to name a few to jewelry making, keeping bees from the age of 14, creating beautiful stained glass pieces of art that are hung in the homes of family members, wine making from his own orchard and building his dream house from his own imagination. A man who worked his way up to become the general manager of the mill where he spent over 30 years while raising his four daughters, all the way to the hills of Storm Haven where he retired and called home until his final days. He was known by many as a man that never quit, always rising to the challenge of a new task or adventure. Never a hair out of place and always dressed to the nines for any visitor or outings. He opened his doors and heart to many over his 93 years and found company in friends and family that joined him to reminisce about life’s passing days.

In addition to his parents, Victor was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Blair, a grandson, Zach Delbrugge and his sister, Jane Mallory.

Victor is survived by his three daughters, Ramona Ellison, Regina Smith and her husband, Bob and Veronica Delbrugge, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 PM and again on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV (304)737-3551 with Funeral Chaplain Reverend Sharon Van Dam, officiating. Masks are required during our time at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV with Military Honors by the United States Army and the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.

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