Wesley Lee Marcum, 30, of Parkersburg, WV departed this life on May 10th, 2023 after a sudden severe illness. Wes was born on January 29th, 1993 and is the son of Tamara Sue Bever Marcum (Brad Bates) of Racine, OH and the late Jeffrey Lee Marcum. In addition to his mother Wes is survived by his brother Cody Madison Marcum (Kelly) and children Lucas, Matthew, Nikolas, and Breydon of Ravenswood, his maternal grandmother Linda Bever of Ravenswood, and his paternal grandmother Mary Marcum of Belpre, OH. His aunt Billie Jo Williams (Roger) of Ripley and her children Damian Morriston-special cousin (Emily) and Brinley, Kylee Wiliams (Matt) and Hazel, and Spencer Williams (Layla). His aunt Jerri Rees & husband Rick of Ravenswood and their children Ashley (Kirk) Ritchie, and Kohen, Sully, and Jack Ritchie and Nathan Rees (Lauren), also a very special cousin and his loved and loyal friend and longtime roommate, Samantha Harbour of Parkersburg, and his beloved dogs Jacey, Walker, and Shenzie. In addition, he is survived by several other Aunts/Uncles and cousins that loved him on his father’s side.
Wes was a 2011 graduate of Ravenswood High School and attended Marshall University for 3 years studying History. He most recently was working with children at the Parkersburg YMCA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey, his maternal grandfather Billy C. Bever, his paternal grandfather Ronald Marcum, and his uncle Jeffrey Madison Fitzwater.
There will be a celebration of Life held on Saturday, May 20th at 11 am at the Ravenswood Riverfront Front Stage with Nathan Rees officiating, immediately followed by a Potluck picnic under the Shelter from 12-3. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and your favorite dish to share in his honor. As West was a lover of all animals, the family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Wesley’s memory to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 86 County Farm Road, Cottageville, WV 25239.