Does anyone remember a pool hall called Wimpys in Elkins WV?
I don't think that's Wimpys. It could be. It was owned by the Valentines until they sold out to a bank Nextdoor. I always heard stories of players and action there. It was located at the rail yard so people could get off the train and it was right there.
I’m not going to say this was the best hot dog I’ve ever had. Or even second or third best. Those spots all belong to places in West Virginia with Wimpy’s Pool Hall in Elkins, WV in the early 1960’s still holding the top slot. (Wimpy’s dogs were even better when I finally turned 18 and could legally eat them accompanied by an ice cold Stroh’s or Iron City!)
William Jeffrey "Jeff" Valentine, 54, a resident of Beverly, passed away Wednesday morning, April 22, 2009, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center in Elkins.
He was born March 9, 1955, at Elkins, a son of the late Thomas "Wimpy" and Cornelia Levier Valentine.
On July 1, 1978, at the Valley Bend Presbyterian Church in East Dailey, he was married to Deborah Lynn Warner Valentine, who survives in Beverly.
Also surviving are two daughters, Michelle Dawn Valentine Talkington and husband, Bryan, of Elkins and Cassandra Noel Valentine, at home; and two grandsons, Thomas Aaron and Isaac Logan Talkington of Elkins.
Also preceding him in death was one brother, Thomas Robert "Bob" Valentine.
Jeff was a former owner of Wimpy's Billiards in Elkins prior to becoming disabled. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bernard Teter officiating. At Jeff's request, his remains will then be cremated.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and contributions be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520, in memory of Jeff. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for William Jeffrey "Jeff" Valentine. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com. From 24 Apr 2009.
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