With his devoted wife by his side, James Land Settle , 81, of Wriston, WV, known to all as Jim, earned his wings on Monday, June 15, 2020
Born March 21, 1939 at Wriston, WV he was the son of the late Herbert L. and Ella Merle Pennington Settle.
Jim was a Navy veteran having served on the USS Intrepid. He retired from the city of Oak Hill.
Jim surrendered his life to the Lord in the late 70’s and has been a faithful servant since then. Jim was a deacon, trustee, and van driver for Page Baptist Church. He and his wife sang at many local churches and on WJLS.
On September 5, 1959, Jim struck the gold mine when he married his devoted wife, Eva Mae Copley Settle. Together, they had six children, eleven grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
To know Jim, was to love him. He would do anything for anyone. He was kind and gentle yet loud and strong. He loved to talk and was a talented carpenter. He never met a stranger and picked at everyone.
Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife Eva; children: Marlene, Timothy and wife, Judy, Kevin and wife, Penny, Celestial and husband, Joey, and Nick Settle; grandchildren: Joseph and Elizabeth, Mary, Jennifer, and Jessica, Timothy “Spud” and Summer, Kevin and Quartney, and Emily and Holly; eighteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Johnny and sister Patsy.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bob” Settle and great-granddaughter, Montana Rose.
Psalms 73:26 - “My health may fail, and my spirit grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart. He is mine forever.”
Services will be on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Page Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Moore and Pastor Delmas Wolfe officiating. Jim will be cremated following the service.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Those planning to attend should use proper COVID 19 precautions by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.
In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to Page Baptist Church, PO Box 167, Kincaid, WV 25119.
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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV