James E. “Blackie” Halstead Sr., 90 of Marmet went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday January 14, 2020. He passed surrounded by family at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
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He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather. He was a construction worker and was a 50 year member of Labor Union 1353 in Charleston. He retired from the Town of Marmet after many years of service. During his tenure, he helped design and build the star which shines on top of the hill overlooking the town.
He was preceded in death by Wife of 62 years: Billie Jean Cravens Halstead,
Parents: Searl V and Edith E. Morris Halstead,
Sister: Alma L. Holiday and
Daughter in law: Janet S. Halstead.
Son: James E. Halstead, Jr.,
Daughters: Roxanna L. (Dougie) Halstead Williams,
Tammy L. (David) Halstead Kersey all of Marmet and
Jane A. (Jim) Halstead Hyler of Hendersonville, NC,
Brother: Robert S. (Shirley) Halstead of Marmet,
Sister: Shirley A. Clark of Chesapeake,
8 Grandchildren: Audra (Kevin) Crider, Michael (Robin) Halstead, Paul Williams, David Kersey, Jenny (Brian) Carr, Lora Savanah Hyler, Aidan Hyler, Rebecca (Donte) Mason,
18 Great Grandchildren: Megan, Amanda, Brooke, Amber, Anthony(Little Man), Isaiah, Caleb, Brianna, Kaiden, Sadee, Abigail, Phoenix, Zion, Zachary, Riley, Christian, Brockie and Donte Jr.
9 Great Great Grandchildren: Spencer, Madison, Remington, Elijah, Sierra, Hunter, Carson, Coalton and Ariana.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday January 17, 2020 at Living Faith Christian Church, Marmet with Speaker Robert Halstead, Rev. James Hyler, Rev. Terry Russell, and Grandson and Eulogist Paul Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Marmet Cemetery. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service at the Church. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PL Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.