John Paul Ames

July 3, 1945September 7, 2021

John Paul Ames age 76 of Beckley West Virginia he was the husband, father grandfather brother, and friend who passed away on September 7th, 2021. He was the son of the late Thomas and Novela Ames.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert (Bobby), Thomas Jr., and Harry Ames; and sisters, Nancy, Marjory (Carolyn), Jennifer, and Margaret (Peggy); and one great-grandchild.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary of 57 years; his sisters, are Jewell, Theresa, and Sheree; son, John Paul II; daughter, Christy and Keith Richards; son, Zachary Ames; four grandchildren, one step-grandson, and two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jackie, Jimmy, Sammy, Joseph, and Timothy Ames.

He loved working outdoors and spending time with his wife and family. He was very giving and kind always giving to others either food, money, or clothes. He was an organ donor also.

His wish was to be cremated and no services.

He will be missed by all.


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Mary Ames

September 17, 2021

John will be
missed every day for the rest of my life. He was Always watching over me even though he was ill. He was my reason for
Living and a very good soul. See you later John Paul. Love you Mary

Gloria Tanner

September 17, 2021

My brother-in-law was very special to me. His jovial personality could always bring a smile. I truly enjoyed when my sister, Mary & John , went to church together and worshiped together, you could see that he had a personal relationship with God. His faithfulness to his family was honorable. One cold winter I was without heat and he came out and cut me some fire wood, that is how he would do. Without me asking he showed up. Your sense of humor and kindness is missed. Love you my brother in law.