James Franklin Honaker, 86, of River Mountain Rd, Lebanon, Va., passed away peacefully after an extended illness, surrounded by his family on Friday, June 28, 2019.
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A son of the late Earl B. and Laura Elizabeth Honaker, he was a native of Russell County and resided at his childhood home. He loved gardening, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. An avid storyteller, he enjoyed sharing memories of his childhood and of his years working at Clinchfield Coal Company.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ella Jane; son Herman Wesley Honaker and companion Becky Jessee; daughter Sally Combs and husband Mike; grandchildren, Cortney Owens, Aaron Owens, Megan Honaker, Brandon Repass, and Amanda Halee Repass. Born to a family of 10 children, his last surviving brother is George Ben Honaker and wife Nola.
Special thanks to niece Nancy Franklin and caregiver Diane Artrip.
Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon with Michelle Brock officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the mausoleum.
Share memories and condolences with the Honaker family at www.owensfuneralservice.com.
Owens Funeral Service, 7 Tate Ave. Lebanon, Va., (276) 889-1212, is in charge of arrangements.