James “Jimmy" Everett Menear, 78, of Kingwood, WV, died on June 21, 2021, at Ruby Memorial Hospital with his wife and daughter, LaDonna by his side.
Jimmy was born April 15, 1943, in Preston, a son of the late Samuel Bruce and Ruby Virginia (Pratt) Menear.
He had worked for over 34 years as a belt operator for Kingwood Mining, loading the coal trains. He had a love of horses, fishing, hunting, playing guitar and other instruments. His greatest love was his family.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice (Murphy) Menear; two daughters and spouse, LaDonna (Menear) and Wayne Queen of Grafton, Michelle Menear of Kingwood; one son/grandson, Tyler Weaver and companion, Helen Reel of Morgantown; two brothers and spouse, John “Richard” and Freda Menear of MI, Stanley Menear of Kingwood; three sisters-in-law, Thelma DeWitt, Phyllis Menear and Karen Menear; four grandchildren, Lacey Chappell, Kaitlyn Kesner, Chaelyn Kesner, Tresten Weaver; nine great-grandchildren, Haley, Hunter and Mason Stackhouse, Liam, Leilani and Myloh Presnell, Finley and Henry Bradds, Leighla Weaver; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Cheryl Ann (Menear) Kesner; three brothers, Harry “Popeye” Menear, Robert “Bruce” Menear and Jackie Ellsworth Menear; one sister, Virginia (Menear) Farley.
Arrangements for cremation and a private service at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Niche Wall are under the direction of Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel and Crematory.
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