James David Nefflen, 63, of Delaware Avenue, Morgantown, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Monongalia General Hospital.
He was born July 1, 1949, at Elkins, a son of the late Louis Henry Nefflen and the late Irene Legg Nefflen.
Survivors include his seven brothers and sisters, including Louis Henry Nefflen Jr. and his wife, Leslie, of Kerr, George William Nefflen of Riviera Beach, Fla. Beverly Blayne Randolph and her husband, Kenneth, of Morgantown, Mary Elizabeth Nefflen and Robert Ewalt Nefflen both of Elkins, Rebecca Sue Joyner and her husband, Greg, of Conyers, Ga., and Linda Kay Beer and her husband, Thomas, of Kennesaw, Ga.; a friend, who was more like a son to him, Donald Bruce Sacks of Morgantown; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Paul Eugene Nefflen.
Mr. Nefflen was a proud United States Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam conflict. He was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded during his tour of duty there. He was a member of Westover Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9916, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 306, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans.
An avid golfer, he was a member of a foursome with Paul Ragland, Bill Quigley and his brother-in-law, Ken Randolph, since 1977.
He will be remembered as a very kind and giving man, who always was willing to help other people in their time of need.
Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St. in Morgantown Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. and again Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Father Mike Hadaway officiating. Family and friends will then gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown, where the graveside committal service with full military honors will be conducted. Those wishing to attend the committal service at the cemetery are respectfully asked to gather by 9:50 a.m. Tuesday morning.