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Deskins, James W.

Updated: Wed 9:46 AM, Feb 07, 2018
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg
James W. Deskins, 83, of Coolville, OH passed away at Laurels of Athens on February 4, 2018.

He was born in Parkersburg, WV a son of the late Gaston Henry and Dorothy Louise (Cain) Deskins.

He had worked as a lineman for C & P Telephone and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of the Belpre Masonic Lodge #609 and The Belpre Shrine Club. He was a member of the Parkersburg American Legion Post #15 and the Parkersburg V.F.W. Post #1212.

He is survived by wife Carolyn Louise (Lott) Deskins of Coolville, OH; son James Patrick (Tara) Deskins of Newark, OH; twin grandchildren James Conor and Emma Deskins of Newark, OH; sisters Wanda Nelson of Florida, Margaret Wilcox of Mineral Wells, and Hanna Myers (Blaine) of Parkersburg; and brother Michael Deskins (Sherry) of Belpre.

He was preceded by his brother Ronald Deskins.

Services will be 3pm Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg with Pastor Frank Miller officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet cemetery with full military graveside rites by Parkersburg American Legion Post #15.

Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with a Masonic Service at 7:45 P.M.

Online condolences may be sent at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.