Phillip Dell Balentine, 76, of Switzer was peacefully called home on January 27, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Born January 9,1945 in Pine Creek, WV, he was the beloved son of the late Paul Everett and Georgia Balentine.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters; Laura Bell (Charles) Spence, Florance (Robert) Addair, Sue Balentine and Rene Balentine, Brothers; Rush (Wanda) Balentine, Wilburn Balentine, Jeff Balentine, Paul Balentine and sister in law, Polly Balentine.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 55 years, Delores âDeeâ Balentine of Switzer; his children Kimberly (Lonnie) Sammons of McConnell, Michelle (Shane) Gore of Justice Addition, his devoted son, Jeremy âJayâ Balentine of Verdunville and Mandy (Cass) Trent of Logan; Eight Grandchildren, Justin (Loren) Sammons, Cameron Sammons, Madison Trent, Shayna Gore, Gracie Balentine, Branson Gore, Lainey Trent and Rachel Balentine; Two Great Grand-childen Mason and Myles Sammons; Brother; Earl(Joyce) Balentine; Sister; Faye (Dale) Tacket and Sister in law Melba Balentine and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Dell was a 1963 graduate of Logan High School. He later received a mining engineer degree at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Dell was a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 star, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Dell became a well known machinist and was the owner of A-1 and United Hydraulics.
He was a man of God and enjoyed attending and singing in church regularly. Dell was a family man and lived for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was very involved in all of their activities/sports, never missing a game and being their biggest cheerleader. He was the most wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, papaw, great-papaw and friend. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Services will be held at 2pm Friday, February 12th at Akers- James Funeral Home. Friends may call or visit at the funeral home between 12-2. Brother Alvis Porter and Brother Michael Frye officiating. Burial and a Military graveside will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lonnie Sammons, Shane Gore, Cass Trent, Justin Sammons, Cameron Sammons and Branson Gore.
The family ask that everyone follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
The Balentine family would like to extend their appreciation to All Med Home Health and Dignity Hospice for the care they provided.
Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.