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Forrest Okey James

February 18, 1943 - February 10, 2023

Burial Date February 19, 2023

Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Bill Lytle and Reverend Ray Teets officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Special thanks to Dr. Darla Gant and her staff and WV Caring nurses and staff.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donation be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 290 Turnpike Road, Suite 5-315, Westborough, MA 01581.

Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

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Forrest Okey James, 79, of Frametown, WV passed away on Friday, February 10, 2023, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born February 18, 1943 in Braxton County.

Forrest was preceded in death by his loving wife, Violet M. James of 59 years, along with his parents Okey James and Marie Friend James; and sister, Linda Singleton.

He was a hard worker that provided well for his family and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors.  He had a passion and joy for gardening.  Forrest was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  A Christian by faith, he attended Spruce Grove Methodist Church for many years.  He was also co-owner of James Store and Texaco in Frametown with his wife, Violet, from 1977 to 1987.  He was a construction worker by trade.  He belonged to the Laborers Local 1353 during the construction of I-79. For over 40 years he worked for Kenton Meadows, Inc.  He considered the Meadows family and staff like family and he truly enjoyed his time working there.

Forrest’s memory will always be cherished by his family; children, Caroline Brady (Dale), Wayne James (Cindy), Devona James (Jeff Foss); four grandchildren, Catricia Martin, Eliska Brady, Gavin James, and Alec James; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Bailey Martin; brothers, Roger James (Debby) and Ricky James; sister, Velma James; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Bill Lytle and Reverend Ray Teets officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Special thanks to Dr. Darla Gant and her staff and WV Caring nurses and staff.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donation be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 290 Turnpike Road, Suite 5-315, Westborough, MA 01581.

Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.