We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wheeler Funeral Homes - Brilliant
Kevin Robert Childers, 42, of Weirton, WV, ran into the loving arms of his Savior, on Monday November 22, 2021. He accidently drowned while working on the barges by the Montgomery Lock and Dam on the Ohio River between Monaca and Shippingport in Beaver County, PA.
He was born July 23, 1979 in Weirton, WV a son of the late Wm. Dean Childers, Sr. and Dolly R. (Leasure) Childers of Weirton, WV.
Kevin worked for John’s Towing Service in Shippingport, PA. He was Christian by Faith. Kevin was a self-taught guitarist, bass guitarist, drummer, carpenter, mechanic, artist and comedian. He would give you the shirt off his back, if he had one. He was never afraid to share his opinion, which his father taught him well. He was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan, loved Garth Brooks and was a Trump supporter.
In addition to his mom, he is survived by a brother, Wm. Dean Childers, Jr. and his companion Marci Clyburn of Wheeling, WV; a sister, Deana (Scott) Childers-Cline of Brilliant, OH; six nieces and nephews, Dean Childers, III, Shay Childers, Noah Childers, Faith Childers, Nathan Cline and Jailyn Cline; two children whom he loved very much; his girlfriend of three years, Christen Wadatz of Midland, PA; and his cat, Lily.
A celebration of his life will he announced at a later date. He will be laid to rest next to his father at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Weirton, WV.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to assist Kevin’s family during this difficult time may be made on our funeral home website on his obituary page or mailed to the funeral home.
Arrangements were entrusted to Wheeler Funeral Homes.
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