james channing
James Allen “Buck” Channing,81, of Weirton, WV, passed away peacefully, at his home, on Friday, June 24, 2022. He battled pancreatic cancer for the last five months. Buck was born in Weirton, WV on April 23, 1941, to James Walter and Mildred E. Channing. James was a member of Weirton Covenant Church, where he served as an Elder and a pastor at Evangel Church in Canonsburg, PA. He enjoyed his mission trips to Nicaragua and Guatemala. Buck worked at Weirton Steel for thirty-three and a half years as a crane operator and in the wire gang. He also worked for Valley Tree Service for a short time. After retirement, he spent most of his time visiting friends and shut-ins. James was an avid hunter and looked forward to spending time with his brothers every year during hunting season at their cabin in Marshall, WV. Besides hunting in West Virginia, he also hunted in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and Canada, and made four trips to Africa. In addition to his parents, Buck was preceded in death by step-father, Ira P. Cline, two infant sons, an infant daughter; three brothers, Blain, Paul, and Wayne Channing; two sisters, Jane Bradley and Virginia Warnock. James will be remembered with love by his wife, Alice Stewart Channing of sixty years; a sister, Kathryn (Tom) Michell; a brother, Darald (Patty) Channing; a brother-in-law, William Warnock; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday. Pastor James Foglio will preside. Interment will follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice 10686 State Route 150 Rayland, OH 43943. Share tributes at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Greco Hertnick Funeral Home

  2. Dear Alice, my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband. You may remember me from FSMP, where you prayed with me and gave me a special bookmark, which I still have. You are in my prayers at this sad time.

  3. Elder Channing was a great example for us to follow and was a great storyteller. His love for the children was precious and he was always very supportive and enthusiastic about our praise team. Thankful to have known him! Darin Evans

  4. So sorry to hear of Mr Channing passing away. My prayers are with you Alice and. Family. R I P

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