James Huffman Pyne

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James Huffman Pyne, age 96, of Fairlea, passed away peacefully at his home, following a short illness, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Born in Zenith, WV on October 23, 1924, he was the son of the late Reverend Otis Hampton Pyne and Macy Maude Wallace Pyne.

“Jim” was a member of the Fairlea Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and had served as a Deacon. He was a retired auto body technician. Owning and operating his own shop, The Poor Boy Body Shop, for many years. He also retired from the WVSOM as a Security Guard.

Jim was a proud World War II Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He served with the Big Red 1 during the D-day invasion from Omaha Beach to Aachen, Germany, where he was wounded in action. He loved gardening, hanging out at the Senior Center, cruising, dressing sharp, and staying busy.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Francis Martin Pyne; and second wife, Catherine Wickline Dixon; grandson, Eric McCallister; and great-granddaughter, Dulce Ramirez. He was also preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters, Ruth Amos, William Pyne, Nelva Raines, Minnie Cole, Mildred “Lucille” Amos, Naomi (Eleanor) Radford, Otis Hampton Pyne, Jr., Jean Knight, Virginia Bradley, Sylvia Annalee Pyne; and half-brothers, Joseph Pyne, Thomas Pyne, and sister Vernie (Ilene) Dillon.

Jim is survived by his nine children, Larry Pyne of Caldwell, Mike Pyne at home, Annette Pyne of Muddy Creek Mountain, Gary (Connie) Pyne of Fairlea, Janet (Charles) Shelton of Fairlea, Drema (John) Boone of Covington, VA, Donna (Barry) Hoke of Fairlea, Tim (Tammy) Pyne of Ronceverte, Barry Pyne of Fairlea, and step-daughter, Brenda Dixon.

He is survived by nine grandchildren, Lara (Casey) Crane, of Aiken, SC, Christopher (Tonya) Massey of Daniels, WV, Jeff (Kacey) Massey of Fairmont, WV, Heather Pyne of Fairlea, and Amanda (Victor) Ramirez of Fairlea, April Kirk, Sampson (Misty) Kirk Jr. of Lewisburg, Brent (Jessica) Pyne of Lewisburg, and Brye Pyne of Ronceverte. He is also survived by step-granddaughter, Becky Stephenson; and step-great-grandchild, Ian Witt.

He is survived by 5 great-grandchildren, Avery and Emmy Crane of SC, Jaxon Massey of Daniels, Caden, Aaron and Bella Massey of Fairmont, Violeta and Maya Ramirez of Fairlea, Skylar Groves and Jaylin Marshall of Lewisburg, Jada and Logan Kirk of Lewisburg, Gavin, Mason and Ella Pyne of Lewisburg; and 3 great-great-grandchildren, Nya, Jaylin Jr., and Kahlany Marshall of Lewisburg.

Visitation was held on Sunday, August 29th from 1 – 3 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 3 at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with the Rev. Ike Hughes officiating. Burial followed at Swope Cemetery in Lindside, WV.

Pallbearers were Gary Pyne, Tim Pyne, Barry Pyne, Brent Pyne, Christopher Massey, and Jeff Massey.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Fairlea ARP Church.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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