Thomas Harold Justice, 59 - Grantsville

Thomas Harold Justice, 59, of Grantsville, West Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 16, 2004 following a short battle with cancer. Tom is the son of Harold and Margarette Justice of Cedar Grove, WV. He was born November 20, 1944.

Tom was a 1963 graduate of Wirt County High School, with whom he enjoyed monthly classmate reunions. He retired from Goodrich Corporation in 2002 where he had worked for 32 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville, serving as the chairman of the Board of Christian Education. He had taught Sunday School, served as a Deacon, sang in the choir and spoke in various churches as a layperson.

He was a Class One Umpire for softball and baseball, belonging to the Little Kanawha Umpiring Board, where he served as secretary and previously as president. He enjoyed umpiring Little League and high school games. He loved all sports, especially golf, and earned many awards for muzzle-loading, archery, knife-throwing, and tomahawk competitions. He was an active member and former officer of Bee Creek Hunting Club, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family.

In addition to his parents he leaves his wife of 37 years, Sherry Ross Justice and two sons and special daughters, John Thomas and Christy Justice of Parkersburg, and Joseph Todd and fiancée' Lori Drybala of West Chester, PA, and a special family friend and caregiver, Gina Yancey. Also two brothers, Alan (Tony) Justice of Parkersburg, and Jack Justice of Belton, TX; three sisters, Lena Ruth Bowen of Claremont, CA, Jeanie Clary of Troy, TX, and Jill Keener of Temple, TX. He will also be missed by Myrtle and Berkie Justice. Tom leaves behind a large family of loved ones and many friends.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Grantsville with Pastor Jim Skedel and Pastor Bill Law officiating. Interment will be in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Elizabeth, WV. The family extends condolences to those who loved him.