James Lester, Jr. (Jim), Emery, 86, formerly of Moundsville, WV, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling.
Jim was born on December 1, 1930, in Moundsville to his parents, James Lester Emery, Sr., and Bernice C. Francis Emery.
Jim was a 1948 graduate of Moundsville High School and he served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1953. He was a retired chemical worker from Allied Chemical Corporation/ Olin Corporation in Moundsville. He was also a former employee of Neubauer’s Flowers.
Jim loved watching his grandkids play sports, gardening, fishing, hunting and loved to play Bingo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lavonda Lee Yoho Emery; two nephews, Timothy Grounds and Paul Douglas Adams; all of his aunts and uncles.
He is survived by a sister, Roberta Grounds (Ted) of Clearwater, FL; one daughter, Debbie Lyseski (Jerry) of Wheeling; and two sons, Steve Emery (Cathy) of West Finley, PA and Neal Emery (Renee) of Toano, VA; along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to the wonderful care at Good Shepherd Nursing Home 3rd floor.
Friends will be received Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a service at 1 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby- Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundville, WV with Rev. George Crawford officiating. The Moundville Honor Guard will conduct graveside military honors. Interment is at Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.