Mechanic 02

Roger L. Wriston

February 14, 1949 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Roger Wriston Obituary

Roger Lee Wriston, 74, better known by his nickname Dynamite, passed away

on Thursday, October 5, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded

by his loving family. Born in Montgomery, WV on February 14, 1949 to the late

Lawrence and Olive Wriston; they moved to Ohio where he met his wife, Diana;

they fell in love immediately and were married in 1965. They have three

children together: Patricia (Kevin) Filko, Roger, Jr. (Jennifer) and Molly (Kevin)

Naylor; loving grandfather of Joshua Filko, Ariana (Zach) Moss, Katelyn Wriston,

Chelsie (Johnny) Dixon, Zachary, Dylan, and Kyle Naylor; great-grandfather of

Everleigh Moss and Charlotte Dixon. Roger retired from GM after 30 years of

service but was best known as the town mechanic. He was a self-taught mechanic

and auto body man, working on cars with his father since he was eight years old. He

was a long-standing member of American Legion Post 8, Wellington Eagles 2051,

and the VFW Post 6941. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023

from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main Street, Grafton, OH

44044. Graveside service will be in the Reedy Cemetery, Bickmore, WV on

Saturday, October 14 at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by the

Wilson Shamblin Smith Funeral Home, 154 Main Street, Clay, West Virginia.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced.

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October 11, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Duke Funeral Home
1021 Main St.
Grafton, OH 44044

Graveside Service
October 14, 2023

2:30 PM


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