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James "Jim" Earl Stoots, Sr.

December 13, 1938 ~ January 24, 2018 (age 79)

James Earl “Jim” Stoots, Sr., 79, of Webster Springs went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at WVU Hospital – Ruby Memorial. He was born December 13, 1938 in Richlands, VA to the late John and Edna Whitt Stoots.

Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed helping anyone he could at any time and was Baptist by faith.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Sharon Withrow Stoots; daughter Edna (husband Henry) Kimbrell of Newago, MI; sons James Stoots, Jr. of Webster Springs and John (wife Sarah) Stoots of Greenville, MI; daughter-in-law Susan (husband Frank) LaMountain of Webster Springs; grandchildren Josh Kimbrell, Ashley Kimbrell, Henry Kimbrell, Jr., Luther Stoots, Savana Stoots, and John Stoots, Jr.; and great-grandchildren Josh, Johsa, and Alana. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Billie Morrelas and Ellen Lavender.

Friends may join the family for Funeral Services on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Lonnie Casto officiating.

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