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Jim LaHood Passes Away



 

Jim LaHood of Wheeling, WV, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Liza’s Place.

He was born October 10, 1940, in Wheeling, a son of the late James E. and Hazel LaHood.

LaHood served important roles at many of the industry’s top shows including, managing, stewarding, and/or serving as ringmaster at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show, the Big E, the National Horse Show, the World’s Championship Horse Show, and many other shows across the country.He was awarded horse show manager of the year twice in his lifetime. Also, James was designated a KY Colonel by the Commonwealth of the state of Kentucky. He was the greatest fan of his grand children in hockey, baseball, and softball.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Brenda H. (Hill) LaHood; daughter, Stephanie (John) Correia of Nantucket, Mass.; son, Branden (Amy) LaHood of Wheeling; grandchildren, John and Caroline Correia, and James LaHood; brother, Michael LaHood of Wheeling; sisters, Janice Jones of Wheeling, and Patty (Marty) Adams of Salineville, Ohio; an uncle, George Lewis of Glen Dale, W.Va.; sister and brother- in-law, Marcia and Bob Diamantis of Glen Rock, N.J.; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey (Staci) Jones of Scott Depot, W.Va., Stacy (Jonathon) Greer of Wheeling, Anne Jones Yourkavich of Wheeling, Josh (Dipali) Adams of Cincinnati, Ohio, Leighan (Jamie) LaHood of Washington, D.C., Megan (Jared) Cass of Clarksville, Tenn., Matt (Trista) Adams of Sydney, Australia, George (Carol) Diamantis of Atlanta, G.A., David Diamantis of Plainfield, V.T., Drew (Debbie) Diamantis of Ramsey, N.J.; and numerous great- nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation, and a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling. Internment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, P.O. Box 269, Nantucket, MA 02554 or Liza's Place, 137 Mount St. Joseph Rd., Wheeling, W.V. 26003.

Arrangements are being made by Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

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