James Howard Marsh, Jr., 82, Weston, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in River Oaks Nursing Home of Nutterfort, with his daughter at his side following an extended illness.
He was born in Lewis County on February 3, 1935, son of the late James H. “Peck” Marsh, Sr. and Kathleen Wanda (Crowl) Marsh. In 1957, he married Linda May (Heath) Marsh, who preceded him in death on March 17, 1970.
Mr. Marsh is survived by one daughter: Pamela Clem and husband Rick of Weston, two sons: James “Jimmy” Marsh, III and wife Teresa of Weston and Kenneth “Kenny” Marsh of Beckley, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters: Ruby(Ernest) Riffle, Jean (Jim)Glover, Elsie (Lee)McCloud and Darlene (Jim) Hinzman and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Linda, Mr. Marsh was preceded in death by one grandson, three brothers: Donald “June, Robert “Bob”, and William “Bill” Marsh and two sisters: Madeline Kincaid and Eveline Bennington.
Mr. Marsh worked in the blow-room with hand-blown glass at West Virginia Glass Specialty Company of Weston, a carpenter, gravedigger, explosive expert and a jack-of-all trades. James enjoyed playing the Lottery, Bingo and restoring cars. He was the oldest of ten children and a Baptist by faith.
James was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a Tank sergeant in Germany during Korean Conflict and was also a member of the Army National Guard. James wa a member of the American Legion of Horner.
At Mr. Marsh’s request, he was cremated and there will be a private graveside service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew with Pastor Mike Riffle officiating at the family’s convenience. Online condolences and life stories in memory of James may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of James Howard Marsh, Jr.