Mr. James Russell Toothman, 75, a resident of Grandview Street in Belington, departed this life early Wednesday morning, April 24, 2013, in Fairmont General Hospital at Fairmont.
He was born Sept. 4, 1937, at Fairmont, a son of the late Denzil and Imogene Raikes Toothman.
On Sept. 7, 1960, he was united in marriage to the former Tamae Tadenuma, who preceded him in death Jan. 1, 1993.
Mr. Toothman is survived by two sons, Tom Toothman of Clarksburg and David Toothman of Fairmont; five grandchildren, Christopher Toothman of Clarksburg, Amber, Cody, Zach and Brandon Toothman, all of Fairmont; and one great-granddaughter, McKenzie Toothman of Fairmont. He is also survived by a special friend and companion, Mary Lou Murphy; and his feline companions, Tootles and LuLu.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Glasscock.
Mr. Toothman graduated from East Fairmont High School in Marion County. He served in the United States Air Force and was retired from Stroehman's Bakery as a route deliverer. He was a member of Calvary Southern Baptist Church in Belington where he served as the chairman of the Deacon Board. He was also a member of Belington American Legion Post 96 where he was serving as chaplain.
Friends will be received from Calvary Southern Baptist Church in Belington Friday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the church with Pastor Jesse Mesa officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery at Fairmont, where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 96 of Belington.
Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Russell Toothman. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.