Lyle C. Balderson

Lyle Clermont Balderson, 87, of Reedsville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.

He was born Nov. 28, 1925 in Belleville, W.Va., son of the late Clermont and Hazel Young Balderson. He served in the United States Army during WWII, was an outstanding pitcher for the Reedsville Hornets Baseball Team for several years, was a long time follower of West Virginia University athletics, worked as terminal manager for Merchants Five Star Trucking Company, and worked along side of his late wife, Ruth Anne, at the Reedsville Market.

He was also a 1944 graduate of Parkersburg High School, and a graduate of Mountain State Business College.

He is survived by his daughter, Kay Long (Jay Long); a granddaughter, Courtney Long; a cousin Burl Balderson (Janice Balderson); a cousin June Sams; a nephew, Bill Dietz (Nancy Dietz); a great niece, Katy Dietz.

In addition to his parents, his wife Ruth Anne Balderson preceded him in death in 2012.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday April 6, at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Pastor Gene Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in the Reedsville Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted at the gravesite. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m. You can sign the online guestbook at