James Lester Emery, Jr.

December 1, 1930 - August 13, 2017

12/01/1930 - 08/13/2017

Past Services

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens
Sherrard, WV 26038
Wednesday August 16, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Wednesday August 16, 2017
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

Together Again

EMERY, James Lester, Jr. (Jim), 86, formerly of Moundsville, WV passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling.

Jim was born on December 1, 1930, in Moundsville to his parents, James Lester Emery, Sr., and Bernice C. Francis Emery.  Jim was a 1948 graduate of Moundsville High School and he served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1953.  He was a retired chemical worker from Allied Chemical Corporation/Olin Corporation in Moundsville.  He was also a former employee of Neubauer’s Flowers.

Jim loved watching his grandkids play sports, gardening, fishing, hunting and loved to play Bingo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lavonda Lee Yoho Emery; two nephews, Timothy Grounds and Paul Douglas Adams; all of his aunts and uncles.

He is survived by a sister, Roberta Grounds (Ted) of Clearwater, FL; one daughter, Debbie Lyseski (Jerry) of Wheeling; and two sons, Steve Emery (Cathy) of West Finley, PA and Neal Emery (Renee) of Toano, VA; along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to the wonderful care at Good Shepherd Nursing Home 3rd floor.

Friends will be received Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 10 am to 1 pm with a service at 1 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundville, WV with Rev. George Crawford officiating. The Moundville Honor Guard will conduct graveside military honors. Interment is at Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Gary Church
6 years ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He and Tom Slokan where very good friends of my brother Allan and Jim enlisted in the Army-Air Force together. We were living on Olive Ave. when I was born and my Grandmother lived just down the street on Mulberry Ave. from their home and their famous store. Sending Prayers and Condolences to the family and friends in this time of need. Jim will be sadly missed by his family, friends , and his community.

6 years ago

It was a pleasure to take care of Jim at good shepherd. He will be greatly missed.

Stan Pawloski
6 years ago

Deb, I am so sorry for the loss of your father — our condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time.

Lorna Pray
6 years ago

Prayers for peace and comfort for the family!

Bonnie Strautmann
6 years ago

So very sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. He was a good neighbor to Jeff and I. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of James L. Emery Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, James Lester Emery, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †