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James Dale Tonkin

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James Dale Tonkin

Born September 10, 1943, passed away September 09, 2017 at home after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eva Marie (Jarvis) Tonkin and one daughter, Jamie Lynn Alward (Travis) of Prattville, AL; One granddaughter, who was the light of his life, Kamryn Taylor Alward. He is survived by six sisters and two brothers, and several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents Guy and Mary (Stine) Tonkin; brother, Charles and sister, JoAnn Tonkin.

He was a former owner of Jim’s Farm Equipment Sales, Gassaway Concrete Company, Jim’s Roller Rink and Jim’s Trucking. He was a trustee for the Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, and President of the Chapel Community Center.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Chapel Volunteer Fire Department or Chapel Community Center where Jim worked tireless hours to keep it maintained. Mail to 512 Elk Street, Gassaway, WV 26624.

Graveside Service will be 11 AM Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Shaver Cemetery, Flatwoods with Reverend Linn Schiefer officiating.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

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