James Arlie Harker


James Arlie Harker, 77, of Fairview, passed away at Mon General Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born March 13, 1942, of the late John Wesley "Hoover" Harker and Violet Ruth Toothman Harker. He married Linda Baker on November 27, 1964. They shared 54 years of marriage.
He is survived by their two children and spouses; Kirsten Lyn Harker Hall and husband Eddie of Wadestown and Bradley James Harker and wife Alicia of Fairview. James has five grandchildren, Allison Alyse Hall, Andrew Bradley Harker, Hannah Marie Harker, and Brooklyn "Pooch" Grace Harker. Also surviving are his sister, Connie Pyles; brother, Rev. Larry Harker and wife Mary Ellen; and sister, Janet Elaine Ammons and husband Danney. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and Aunt Ruby Toothman of Fairview, and Aunt Jeanne Snodgrass of San Diego.
James also leaves behind many close friends at the "Tuesday Breakfast Club," as well as, very dear Air Force friends whom her cherished and met with every year, Jim and Nancy Shelton of Lenoir City, TN, Barry and JoAnn Poffinberger of Jefferson, MD, and Rick and the late Theresa Myers of Moscow, PA.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Robbie Pyles and Gary Baker; maternal grandparents, Arlie and Synthia Toothman; paternal grandparents, Martha and James Harker; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ronald and Ida Baker.
James was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and presenter of the Children's sermons. He was a graduate of Fairview High School and attended Fairmont State College. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, Strategic Air Command, 42nd Transportation Squadron 1966-1970. He was a machinist at Aultman Pump Company and D & G Machine Company.
He was a member of the Gideon's International Organization, the American Legion Post 0200, Fairview Lions Club, and the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department (where he served as President for 8 years). He was the 1994 recipient of the Mary Sturm award and past Mayor of Fairview, and served on the town council for several years, as well as coached Little League for 9 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in James' name to the St. Paul Baptist Church in Fairview.
The family will receive friends at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Fairview on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Larry Harker officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on April 2, 2019
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6 posts

Sandie Wells
Apr 08, 2019
Dear Linda, I am so sorry about James. We just arrived back in town from the winter so I hate that I missed his funeral. Hugs, and wishing you peace in healing ♥️
Laura Clayton
Apr 03, 2019
Linda, I am so sorry for your loss.
Arleen Donaldson and family
Apr 03, 2019
Janet ,Danny and family so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you love you
Gerri Priest
Apr 03, 2019
So sorry Linda, for your loss 🙏🏻🙏🏻
David Kalasky
Apr 03, 2019
So sorry to hear of the loss of my cousin James. He was a kind and thoughtful man, slow to anger, rich in kindness. The Kalasky clan will be praying for him and the wellbeing of all his family and friends.
Jane Sine
Apr 03, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss.