James R. Meck

James Robert Meck, 66, of Cass passed away June 11, 2014 at his home.

He was born March 7, 1948, in Buckhannon, a son of the late William Lester and Helen Estella Craig Meck.

James graduated from Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg in 1966 and then graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

In 1971, he married Mary “Karen” Comer.

His work career consisted of working in his mother’s family business, Craig Motor Co., starting at the age of 14 working after school, weekends and summers. He continued this through college and a short period of time following marriage before starting his own woodworking trade in Buckhannon. In 1974, he and his wife moved to Pocahontas County. He continued his woodworking business known as Cass Woods.

In 1982, he and his wife started Meck’s Home Bakery and continued this through 2008. James will be remembered for his dedication to quality and perfection in each endeavor.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary “Karen” Comer Meck; two sons, Jacob S. Meck and wife, Malinda, and Amos R. Meck and wife, Kelly, both of Green Bank; three daughters, Rachel E. Vance and Hannah K. Totten and husband, David, both of Marlinton and Julia E. Yankey and husband, Wesley, of Mt. Solon, Va. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Autumn Vance, Jennalee Meck, Natalie Yankey and Timothy Yankey, and one on the way, expected in November; four brothers, A. Craig Meck and wife, Penny, of Wilmington, N.C., William “Bill” Meck II and wife, Kit Robinson, of Fair Hope, Ala., Stephen Meck and wife, Mary, of Johnstown, Pa., and David Meck of High Point, N.C.; one sister, The Very Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Meck and husband, Michael McCarthy, of Midlothian, Va.

The family would also like to recognize Michael and Jason of Marlinton and Matt, Faye and Isaac Williamson of Charleston as a loved extension of the Meck family.

He attended Boyer Hill Mennonite Church. He is known by friends and family for his love of studying and discussing the Word of God.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at New Hope Church of the Brethren in Dunmore with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Burial will follow in Arbovale Annex Cemetery under the direction of Lantz Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. at New Hope Church of the Brethren.

Donations of sympathy may be made to New Hope Church of the Brethren, in care of Julian Rittenhouse, 7806 Wesley Chapel Rd., Green Bank. WV 24944. Online condolences may be made at lantzfuneralhome.com.