James Bennett Corathers, 89, of Buckhannon, W.Va. died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at Holbrook Nursing Home of Buckhannon.
He was born May 6, 1923 in Upshur County, a son of the late O. A. and Tressie Bennett Corathers. On August 16, 1943 he married Wanda Gwen Harper, who preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 2012.
Also preceding him in death were a brother, George Corathers, and a sister, Doris Beaver.
He is survived by one son, Mac Corathers and wife Loretta of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Jill Kelley and husband Greg of Buckhannon; two great grandsons, Dakota McCartney and Logan Kelley both of Buckhannon; and three sisters, Marie Withers and husband Bill of Winchester, Va., Leverne Tenney of Marietta, Ohio and Carolyn Sue Wilfong and husband Burton of Buckhannon.
Mr. Corathers served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a salesman for Mountaineer Foods and A.F. Wendling, was a member of Franklin Lodge No. 7 AF & AM and was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Graveside services for James and his wife Wanda Gwen will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Heavner Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Joseph Shreve officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.