Delbert Eugene VanMeter, 89, of Racine, Ohio, passed away quietly at his home early Friday, November 16, 2018.

He was born on February 16, 1929, to Carl and Laura Brewer VanMeter in Racine, Ohio.

Delbert was a lifelong union member of Carpenters Union, and founding member and first President of the Millwright Union in the Columbus area.

He was active in the Gideons and member of the Racine Morning Star Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Opal Cozart VanMeter; 4 children, Debra, Lewis (Jane), Kelly (Gloria), and Lesa. He was a blessing to an extended family of 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Dale and Norman.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Jim Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Carmel Cemetery in Racine, Ohio.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 20, from 1-2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Southern Charge UNC, 31435 Pleasant View Road, Racine, Ohio 45771.

Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, is in charge of arrangements.