Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger




July 21, 1938- April 30, 2009

BLUEFIELD James Daniel Folks, age 70, of Route 1 Box 468, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at a Bluefield hospital.Born on July 21, 1938, he was a son of the late James Andrew and Louise Herald Lively Folks. He had only been a resident of Bluefield for two months and was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. Formerly living in Tampa, Fla.,
James  was retired from the maintenance department at Tampa General Hospital. He was an exceptional painter and was very proud and particular with his work. He enjoyed fishing and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Janet and Cathy Ann Folks; and a sister, Ruth Crawford.Survivors include his wife, Juanita Rose Folks of the home; two daughters, Donna Furr of Ind. and Loretta Rogers of Denton, Texas; three sons, James Andrew Folks of Jacksonville, Fla., Michael Folks of Ashland, Ohio, and Daniel Folks of Ashland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, the Rev. Ernest Folks and wife Deborah of Bramwell, and Walter Folks and wife Kathy of Bedford, Va.; and two sisters, Marie Morris of Lake Dallas, Texas, and Rebecca Barnett of Princeton.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with his brother, the Rev. Ernest Folks officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial gardens in Princeton.Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.Friends and family may visit to leave online condolences.Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Folks family. James Graduated with the class of 57 at Gary High School.