James D. Sears
James D. Sears, better known as "Tank", age 74, of Hinton, WV, passed peacefully into eternity on May 19, 2019.
He was born June 6, 1944, in Hinton, West Virginia to Thelma Graham. Tank is preceded in death by his brother Henry Graham and survived by his loving sister Cathy Mooney and her husband James Mooney.
Tank and his devoted wife of 53 years, Wanda Sears of Hinton, WV, were married on February 3, 1966. Together, they created a family he loved endlessly. James and Wanda had a daughter, Brenda Whiteside, married to James Whiteside of Richmond, VA, and a son, Steven Sears, who is married to Michelle Sears of Richmond, VA. Brenda and James Whiteside have a daughter, Jenny Whiteside, and a son, Jacob Whiteside. Steven Sears has a daughter, Jessica Sears Gonzales, and Michelle Sears has two sons Cody Falls and Christopher Adams Wright.
Tank worked for Central Contracting Construction Company for 40+ years. His boss Vern Williamson was like a brother to him. Together, they built the interstate system from West Virginia to Richmond, Virginia.
The family will be receiving friends from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Pivont Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 11 AM at Pivont Funeral Home, with Pastor Eddie Wills officiating. Burial will follow at the Upland Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
After the funeral there we will be a gathering at Upland Baptist Church to celebrate Tank's life with music and food.
Online condolences at www.pivontfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.
Published on May 20, 2019


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