Edward E. Custer

June 25, 1937 - November 3, 2008

06/25/1937 - 11/03/2008

Past Services

Thursday November 06, 2008
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

CUSTER, Edward E., 71, of McMechen, WV, died Monday, November 3, 2008 in Ohio Valley Medical Center.
He was born June 25, 1937 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late James W. and Anna Banes Custer.
He was a retired employee of Heilig-Meyers Furniture Store with 40 years of service and a former employee of Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, William Custer.
Surviving is his wife, Faye Trippett Custer, his children, Edward E. Custer Jr. and his wife Lou Ann of Mass; Kelly A. Dvoracek and her husband Lou of Wheeling; Thomas R. Opic Jr. and his wife Wendy of McMechen; Elizabeth M. Helms and her husband William of McMechen; one sister, Carmen Harmon of Hillsboro, OH; 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, a favorite pet, Sam.
Friends received 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen.
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José Lemos
8 years ago

Dear Ed, Jr.

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

from the Lemos Lab

Sonia Ortiz-Miranda
8 years ago


Our most sincere condolences to you and all your family members.

Sonia & Ray

Annette Chambers VanCamp
8 years ago

Eddie and family;

We grew up together on Windsor Heights.

You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers that God grant you comfort during your time of loss.


Margie McFarland
8 years ago


Ed has reached many hearts and one was mine. He was a great friend and co-worker who would help anyone out at any time. He was quick tempered but we laughed at that. I will always remember him getting his buddy Sam. In one of our many talks that Ed and I had he would always express how much he loved you and his sister. He was a good man and many will miss him. I am here for you Faye.*

Dan Hancock
8 years ago

Faye, it goes without saying that Ed was a wonderful person, but he was also a faithful employee. His positive attitude and endearing smile made a difference. We will truly miss him.

Dan Hancock, Wheeling Island Gaming

Nelson & Linda Stone
8 years ago

Faye…Linda and I are shocked and saddened by the loss of Ed. He was a kind man with a wonderful smile and a good friend, and the BEST warehouse Mgr. I’ve ever seen. If the Lord needs someone to keep his inventory straight…he got the best! Our love to you. Nelson & Linda

Tammy Burwell
8 years ago

Mrs. Custer and family,

I wanted to wish you my sincerest condolences in the loss of your beloved husband and father. I worked with Ed at Reichart Furniture and at Heilis Meyers. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him. What a great guy! He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.

Gary E Campbell
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Mr.Custers entire family,so sorry for Your loss.I will miss Him at work.Ed was truely a nice man.

judy m.caldwell
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. We will miss him at the Track.

Roger Chambers
8 years ago

To the family and friends of Ed,

My sincerest condolences to you in the passing of Ed. I briefly worked with him but he always had a kind word and a smile on his face. He will be missed.