Chalmer K. "Jack" Clegg1

ID#686, b. 6 June 1931, d. 20 January 2010
Chalmer K. "Jack" Clegg
Father: Walter D. Clegg
Mother: Virginia M. Hudson

Birth date: 6 June 1931
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Commonly known as Jack.2

Jack married Carol Louise Bonar, daughter of Allen M. Bonar and Lenna Alice Church, on 6 September 1952 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Joseph A. King, a minister of the Baptist Church, certified that he united them in marriage.1

On 20 January 2010 at age 78, Jack died at home (McMechen, Marshall County, West Virginia.)3

An online obituary was published on 25 January 2010 by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.3 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"Chalmer K. "Jack" Clegg
Born in Moundsville, WV on Jun. 6, 1931
Departed on Jan. 20, 2010 and resided in McMechen, WV.
Visitation: Monday, Jan. 25, 2010
Service: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010
Cemetery: Riverview Cemetery
     CLEGG, Chalmer K. "Jack", 78, of McMechen, WV, died Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at home.
     He was born June 6, 1931 in Moundsville, WV, a son of the late Walter and Virginia Mason Clegg.
     Jack was a retired employee of PPG Industries; a member of Temple Baptist Church; and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
     He was an avid Little League Coach and lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Jack loved dogs, painting, woodworking, basic tinkering, and singing in church. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who loved taking his wife, Carol, to flea markets and yard sales.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol L. Clegg in 2008; a son, Tim Clegg; a granddaughter, Amanda Marie Clegg; two sisters, Veda Rine and Barbara Clegg.
     Surviving are two sons, Don (Cindy) Clegg of Shadyside, OH, and Jack (Shari) Clegg, Jr. of Morgan Hill, CA; two daughters, Cynthia (Frank) Carr of McMechen, and Becky (Jimmy) Boone of Houston, DE; a brother, Donald (JoAnn) Clegg of Moundsville; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
     Friends will be received from 6-9 pm Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV, where services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 26, 2010 with Rev. Jack Clegg, Jr. officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville"

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

A memorial service for Jack was conducted on 26 January 2010 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, with Per Jack's son, "Laid Dad to rest today. So many wonderful friends from way back. Reminded me just how wonderful my childhood was growing up in Moundsville. I'll miss Dad greatly but I know he is enjoying Heaven. That's a great comfort. Thanks to all who helped make Dad's final celebration on earth one full of joy and gladness.

It was an incredible celebration. Great music. Dad's pastor preached a little. Dad's choir director sang -- it was beautiful. Shari sang -- made me cry. Probably the best sermon I've ever preached -- felt it deep in my soul. At the cemetery it was snowing and about 26 degrees. Great meal provided by Dad's church."
officiating.4 Jack's body was interred on 26 January 2010 in the Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.3

Deceased Children of Chalmer K. "Jack" Clegg and Carol Louise Bonar:

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Last Edited Date=22 Jan 2012


  1. [S592] Marriage License for Chalmer K. Clegg and Carol Bonar, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130889_00668.jpg.
  2. [S231] Interview with Robert H. Leach by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 12 September 1999.
  3. [S657] Chalmer K. "Jack" Clegg obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online
  4. [S880] Facebook, online, viewed online 04 August 2010.
  5. [S230] Interview with Robert H. Leach by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 10 September 2000.
  6. [S606] Carol L. Clegg obituary, The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, 30 September 2008, online