Veteran marin Corps

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Sgt Ted James “TJ” Hewitt, 35, US Marine Corps Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom for his final services on Monday, 21 Dec 15, in Spencer, WV.  TJ went to be with the Lord on 15 Dec after a long and courageous battle with cancer, leaving behind a wife and 3 young children.

Services will be held at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, 206 Beauty St., Spencer, WV ( beginning at 1300.

WV Ride Captain Carl Spade ( is the designated RCIC of this most Honorable mission.

Staging will be at the funeral home at 1130.

Mission brief at 1145.

Flag line will be in place NLT 1200 and maintained until the start of services.

At the conclusion of services, our flag line will be set for the dignified transfer of TJ to the hearse for his final journey to the Good Hope Cemetery near Reedy, WV, a distance of approximately 10 miles.

Upon arrival at the cemetery, we will establish our flag line once again and maintain it for the duration of graveside services.

Weather forecast for Monday is for temperatures in the mid-50’s with a 60% chance of light showers.  Please dress and travel accordingly.

Understanding this is the beginning of the work week and, for many, the beginning of their Christmas vacations, if you can find it possible to spare a few hours, please put forth the effort to attend this most Honorable mission as we say “Thank You” and “God Speed” to one of our native sons who voluntarily gave so much of himself for your Freedom and Liberty and who has been taken away from his family much too soon.




Spencer, WV 25276