James Thurman Riley, 71, of Big Run Road, Walkersville, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his home.
He was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Upshur County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Audra Pritt Riley; and two brothers, Wilbert Earl and Asa John Riley.
James is survived by his wife, Linda Ann Nappier Riley, who he married on June 16, 2001; special nieces, Daisy Riley of Genoa and Dorothy Riley of Burnsville; two sisters, Sharon Veith of Rock Cave and Retha Cogar of Ireland; three brothers, Delmas Riley and Billy Ray Riley, both of Ireland and Floyd Riley of Gilmer County; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was a timber cutter and roofer and loved being outdoors and helping anyone when asked. James will be missed by his wife, family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon, where services will begin at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. Burial will follow in McCutchan Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make donations to help with the funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.