James "Jim" Alvie Carnes
October 28, 1925 – November 25, 2018
James Alvie "Jim" Carnes, 93, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born October 28, 1925 in Kanawha County, the son of Stanton and Mary Estal Carnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Leroy; sister, Opal Hackney; first wife, Bertha; infant daughter, Judy; and step son, Richard Roberts.
Jim was a proud ironworker of Local 787 for 66 years. He was a journeyman ironworker that built many bridges and tunnels in W.Va., Va., Ky., Oh., and Mich. He worked on Bender Bridge and Dunbar Toll Bridge to name a couple. He was a US Navy Veteran having served in WW II and he drove an LCI (Landing Craft Infantry) and participated in seven invasions as supply runner. He was most proud he took Gen. McCarther to shore from his ship. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved gardening and tinkering in his garage. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend that will be missed by all who knew him.
He was survived by his wife, Jo Ann; children, Janet Wright (David), of N.C., and Jimmy Carnes (Becky), of St Albans; grandson, Matt Wright, of N.C.; step children, Helen Yankey (Terry), Patricia Walls (Terry), Richard Eads, II, and David Eads; step grandchildren, Jeanny, Debbie, and Mark; a host of step grandchildren; and nephews, Perry (Libbie), Chester, and Danny Carnes (Stephanie), and niece, Helen Burns (Jim).
A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, November 29, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Tim Yankey officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, in Cross Lanes.
Gathering of family and friends will be from 11 a.m., until time of service at the funeral home.
A special thank you goes out to Helen, Patricia, Becky, Jimmy, Libbie, and Cindy for the help and support.
- Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2018
- Celebration of Life Thursday, November 29, 2018