James William Van Dyke

The Covington News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Mr. James William Van Dyke died Aug. 1 at the home of his lov­ing grand­daugh­ter and grand­son- in- law Ch­eryl and Paul Jerni­gan. Mr. Van Dyke had been liv­ing in Wood­stock with his grand­daugh­ter for the past sev­eral years.

The son of the late Aurthur Van Dyke and Ethel Daw­son Van Dyke, he was born in 1924 in Der­went, Ohio. He lived in Cov­ing­ton for many years. He re­tired as a car­pen­ter from Collins Con­struc­tion Com­pany in 1961.

Mr. Van Dyke served our coun­try dur­ing World War II in the United States Army in the 82nd Air­borne Di­vi­sion. He was of the Bap­tist Faith and was min­is­tered to by the First Bap­tist Church of Cov­ing­ton.

He was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion and the VFW. He was pre­ceded in death by par­ents, lov­ing wife of 38 years Ruby Ar­nett Van Dyke and sis­ter Betty Luse.

Sur­viv­ing are daugh­ters Linda Walker of Cot­ton­wood, Ala., Chris­tine Wil­son of Greens­boro, Fla.; grand­daugh­ter Ch­eryl Jerni­gan of Wood­stock; sis­ter Mary Clum of New Philadel­phia, Ohio; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

No ser­vices have been sched­uled at this time. Me­mo­rial do­na­tions should be made to the First Bap­tist Church of Cov­ing­ton, 1139 Usher St., Cov­ing­ton, 30014.

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