James Dale Biery Sr., 81, of Parkersburg, passed away Aug. 12, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.
He was born in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of the late Lawrence and Jessie Shook Biery.
He had retired as a self-employed truck driver and was a member of the Williamstown Church of Christ. He was a 40-year member of A.A. and enjoyed going to the meetings and encouraging others. He loved people and enjoyed socializing at every opportunity. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing.
He is survived by his children, James Dale Biery Jr. and wife Kathy of Williamstown, Lawrence Harold Biery and Brian Lee Biery, both of Parkersburg; his grandchildren, Bradley James Biery, Faith Biery and Adam Wells; and two brothers, Ronald Biery and Merle Biery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Bauman Biery; and his brothers and sisters, Howard, Robert, Paul, Richard, Jay, Alma, Karen Sue, Shelba Jean and Donald.
Per his request, he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
The Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg is assisting the family with the arrangements, and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.