GOULD, James Walker, 94, of Wheeling died on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the home of his daughter.
He was born May 19, 1917, in Wheeling, the son of the late Sullivan S. Gould, Sr. and Ada Maud Hicks Gould.
Jim was a high school graduate of the former Wheeling High School and a member of St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Wheeling. He was a WW II Army Veteran where he was a Master Sergeant serving in the Middle East Theater of Operations in Cairo, Egypt.
He was a retired Inside Sales Manager for T&L Plumbing and Industrial Supply Company in Wheeling. He also was a member of Liberty Lodge No. 26 A.F.&A.M. in West Liberty, WV where he was Past Master and Past Treasurer; a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason; a member of the Osiris Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; a member of Wheeling Court No. 13, Royal Order of Jesters; a member of the Valley Grove Lions Club where he was Past President and Past Treasurer; a member of the Wheeling Reeler's Western Square Dance Club where he was Past President; a member of the Valley Grove PTA where he was Past President and a member of the Mayflower Society.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen V. Armstrong Gould who passed away in 2004; a sister, Helen Marinda Gould and five brothers, George J., Willard W., Sullivan (Bill) S. Jr., Robert A. and Martin Gould.
Surviving are his son, Gary R. Gould and his wife, Jo Ann of Wheeling; a daughter, Barbara Roberts and husband, James D. of Wheeling and their daughter, Jessica of Morgantown, WV and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends received on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 12-3 and 5-7 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling (304.242.2311).
Funeral Liturgy with the Mass will be Celebrated on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling with the Reverend William Seli, S.M., and the Reverend Edwin Keel, S.M., as Con-Celebrants.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Moundsville Veteran Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of your choice or Webark Estates, PO Box 918, Moundsville, WV 26041.
Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.