James R. McCord

May 3, 1950 - November 28, 2021
James R. McCord

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JAMES R. MCCORD, 71.  OF WHEELING, WV Passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Jim was born May 3, 1950 to the late Washington C. and Marilyn McCord of Wellsburg.  He is survived by his wife Linda of Wheeling, his children Jason (Cindy), Damon (Lisset), and Bridget Kosut (Kevin) all of Follansbee; and his sister Becky Uhlly of Beech Bottom.  He had 6 grandchildren: Piper and Lachlyn, Ethan and Allison, and Keira and Lilly (with their little brother expected in the spring).  Also surviving are his step children, Phil and Erica Wiethe (sons Nick and Max) of South Lyon, MI, Brian and Debi Wiethe of Adena, OH, and Jeffrey and Jennifer Wiethe of Union City, NJ.

Jim graduated Bethany High School in 1968, and Bethany College, Class of 1972.  He was a pilot in the US Navy, a time he held very near to his heart. He was very proud that his two sons also joined the Navy.  He was later employed by Schiappa Coal Company in Wintersville, OH, and then many years with Combined Insurance Company.  He spent his retirement years at Riesbecks in Elm Grove, where he eventually met his wife Linda.

He was a member of Beech Bottom Community Christian Church, and attended St Mark Lutheran Church in Wheeling.

Jim loved fishing and spending time outdoors with his children, and his grandkids.  He enjoyed traveling the state, visiting and photographing the state parks, and especially his favorite, Spruce Knob.  He thoroughly enjoyed creating his wire sculptures, “pen and ink” drawing, and other arts.

Private service and a Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family.


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  • December 01, 2021
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James Randolph McCord, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, James Randolph McCord, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • December 01, 2021
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  • December 02, 2021
    Kellie Barr says:
    I’m gonna miss just sitting in the breakroom chatting with him at work. Such a humble sweet man. Rest easy Jim. We’re gonna miss you. Prayers and love to the family.

  • December 03, 2021
    Joe Bourgo says:
    Always enjoyed talking to Jim when we got together. Very outgoing man, with a lot of memorable stories. God bless Linda and the whole family.

  • December 03, 2021
    Mary J Pack lit a candle:
    Lit since December 3, 2021 at 12:42:46 AM