James Herbert Vest

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James Herbert Vest

March 04, 1957 - February 28, 2019

James Herbert Vest James Herbert Vest, 61, of Beckley, WV passed away February 28, 2019 at home.
He was born on March 4, 1957 in East Gulf, WV to the late Margaret Garten and Harry Vest.
James had a great sense of humor and was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. James worked as a coal miner and was a member of the UMWA.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three sisters, Cathy Arlene Vest, Patty Buchcannon, and Shirley Ann Graham.
Those left to cherish his memory include his two daughters, April Castillo and Jamie Gwinn; two brothers, Harry Vest and Dale Vest; three sisters, Carol Workman, Linda Lewis, and Robin Blevins; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Published on March 4, 2019
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Mar 17, 2019
I have cried every day since February 28th. β€œDry those tears up Jamie Lynn, quit being a crybaby.” I can hear you telling me this now and have heard it a few times or 1,000 lol πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.
I could probably write a 1,000,000,000+ page book expressing how broken my heart is without you... I miss you so much dad πŸ’”πŸ˜­. Gone but never forgotten!

Rest easy Dad... I love you πŸ€ŸπŸ’™
Mar 09, 2019

My heart will forever be missing the piece that you hold. You were always there to catch me when I would fall. You taught me to work hard through life. You taught me to never give up. You taught me that it’s ok to be strong-willed and to fight for what I believe in. I saw your body physically weaken with time but I saw your drive to overcome. God saw it fit to take your physical being but your spirit and memories are ours forever to hold. Those who knew you were blessed to know you, Dad.

Rest easy. I love you.
Aunt Carolyn
Mar 08, 2019
Your father and my brother was a special gift from God. We were blessed to have him in our lives. James was a strong loving man that worked hard all his life. He loved his children and was proud of both of you. He was a special gift from God and I am thankful and blessed to have a brother like him. I think that James will always be watching over us with his blue loving eyes. He will never be forgotten! Our hearts will always love him and remember how special James was! Lots of Love!
Junior Graham
Mar 07, 2019
I love my uncle Jim I will miss him forever
Teresa Nowell
Mar 06, 2019
Jamie Lynn and family, I'm praying for all of you and all the family. I never got to meet your dad. I know you love him very much. Cousin I love you and sorry for your loss.
Rex Vance "RV"
Mar 06, 2019
To Family James Vest , I'm so sadden to hear of my Friends Passing. He was a great person to know be friends with and work in T Coal Mines with. I am Bless to have known him.