James ‘Jim’ Melvin Hutzell Sr.

James “Jim” Melvin Hutzell Sr., 72, a resident of East Dailey, passed from this life Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Nella’s Inc. in Elkins and under the care of West Virginia Caring.

Jim was born Sunday, Nov. 23, 1947, in Elkins, a son of the Harvey Hutzell and Reta Tacy Hutzell.

On Sept. 5, 1966, in Elkins, he married the former Venus Darlene Stevens, who survives at home.

Also left to cherish his memory is one son, James “Jimmy” Melvin Hutzell Jr. and significant other Jennifer Simmons, two grandchildren, Kellen and Hayden Hutzell, two siblings, Roger Hutzell and wife Sandy of Beverly, Sue Harris and husband Ronnie of Elkins.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were two siblings, Julie Lynn Hutzell and Janie Ruth Goldworthy.

Jim was a graduate of Elkins High School and had been a self-employed contractor and owner of Jim’s Music Center in Elkins. He was gifted musically and could play any instrument he picked up. Jim enjoyed ginsenging, fishing, and eBaying. He was Christian by faith.

Jim’s request for cremation will be honored.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for James Hutzell Sr. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.