James Lavere Garnes, 90, of Evans, WV, passed away June 14, 2019, following an extended illness.

He was born May 9, 1929, in Evans, the son of the late Robert Marion and Iva Bell (Thornton) Garnes.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Orville, Maywood, Leroy and Delmer and sister, Belva.

James was retired from the Stephens Construction Company and was a lifelong farmer.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and dirt track racing.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Geraldine Marie (Barnette) Garnes; sons, Roger Garnes of Ripley and Rodney Garnes (Andrea) of Parkersburg; grandson, Robert, brother, Ernest and several nieces, nephew and other extended family members.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Pastor Steve Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Foster Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at: castofuneralhome.com