James Kyle Emery Sr., 72, of Morgantown, passed away at Davis Medical Center, in Elkins, on Jan. 20, 2019.
He was born in Fairview on June 18, 1946, to the late Bill and Virginia Emery.
James served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Following his service, he worked at WVU in housing and residential life as a custodian. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
James is survived by his daughter, Cherie Bowlby, of Morgantown; son, James K. Emery Jr., of Morgantown; brother: Gary David Emery, of Fairmont; grandchild, Tamara Trahan; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Julia Chase Emery.
McCulla Funeral Home has provided cremation services.