The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 31, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013


J.P. Bottomlee

Matthew 25:21 His Lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of the Lord.

BRENTON — J.P. Bottomlee, 83, of Turkey Creek Road, Brenton, entered his heavenly home Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.

Born Jan. 4, 1930, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Arnold and Pauline Bottomlee.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country during the Korean War. J.P. was employed in the coal industry for 32 years. He was a proud member of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Turkey Creek, where he served as a deacon.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Bottomlee; two sisters, Wanda Senn and Corrine Keaton.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Audie Bottomlee; a son, Norris Bottomlee and his wife, Cathy, of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Paula Slavy of Owego, N.Y., and Pamela Davis and her husband, Doug, of Bluefield; a sister, Wilma Bednowicz of Cicero, Ill.; four grandchildren, Collin Bottomlee of Melbourne, Fla., Crystle Slavy of Rochester, N.Y., Courtney Slavy of Vestel, N.Y., and Cara Slavy of Owego, N.Y.

A celebration of J.P.’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the Turkey Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Honor Guard.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Calfee Funeral Service.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Bottomlee family.

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