James A. Van Meter

James A. "Jim" Van Meter, 76, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at his residence.

He was born March 2, 1930, in Boone County and was a son of the late Isaac and Mary Van Meter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry; and a brother, Burl Van Meter.

Jim started working for C&O Railway when he was 15. He then went to work for Union Carbide where he retired after 38 years of service. He was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. Jim was also a Christian.

He is survived by his brother, Paul Van Meter and his wife, Roberta; and sisters, Gertrude Davis and Betty Larck, all of St. Albans; several nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Benny Pauley and the Rev. Keith Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.casdorphandcurry.com.

From: The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, West Virginia.  October 24, 2006.

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