The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 19, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 19, 2013


James Ross Honaker

ARNETT — James Ross Honaker, 88, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

He was born August 13, 1924, a son of Dewey Dovner Honaker and Wilda Pettry Honaker.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Steinaker during World War II. He was married to Nevada Jane Stout Honaker and raised four children. He was a born again Christian who faithfully attended Arnett Chapel and served as a trustee and assistant superintendent for many years. He touched many lives as a school bus driver for Raleigh County Board of Education from which he retired in 1986.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nevada Jane Stout Honaker, his eldest daughter Annie Marie Honaker Smith, his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by his daughter Barbara Jane Honaker Williams and her husband Jarvis Williams, his daughter W. Marlene Honaker, and his son James Ross Honaker II and wife Leslie Honaker all of  Arnett, grandchildren Stephanie Jo Smith, Chistina Leanne Jarrell Donnan and her husband Michael Donnan, Jennifer Marie Smith DeMoss and her husband Chris DeMoss, Courtnery Nicole Jarrell and her fiance Brian Gunnoe, James Ross Honaker III and fiancee Angela Scarbro, Larry Michael Honaker, Justin Williams, Megan Williams, Taylor Williams, great grandchildren Aneesa DeMoss, Neviana DeMoss, Julian Escott, Tayshawn Escott, Tristan Donnan, Kenzie Williams and Tyler Williams, his sister Violet Honaker Marshall, his brother Sherman Honaker and his wife Carol Honaker, his in home caretaker and friend Melisa Kinser Petroff and all ther loving and caring members of Hospice of  Southern West Virginia all of  whom love him very much.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Arnett Chapel, Arnett, with the Rev. Larry Kinder officiating. Burial will follow in the Honaker Family Cemetery No. 2, Arnett, with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post No. 32, Beckley.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the church.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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