James Morford Garretson, 90 - Grantsville

James Morford Garretson, 90, of Grantsville, West Virginia, passed away February 13, 2012 at Minnie Hamilton Health System in Grantsville.

He was born August 13, 1921 in Grantsville a son of the late Oscar Lee and Dollie Jackson Garretson.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, was a WWII Veteran and was retired from the US Postal Service in Grantsville and was a former employee of the Calhoun County Board of Education.

He was a member of the American Legion, Eureka Lodge #40 A.F. & A.M. in Grantsville and the Nemesis Shrine Temple in Parkersburg WV and a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three children, Elizabeth (Mike) Leisure of Parkersburg, James Lee (Sheila) Garretson of Grantsville, Susan J. Garretson of Ceredo WV; three stepchildren, Delores (Ed) Leggett of Columbus OH, Robert (Des) Bower of Howell MI, and Roy "Dink" (Mary) Bower of Little Creek WV; one niece, Dorothy Jean Turley of Hurricane WV; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Nona Bower Garretson; and one sister, Juanita Garretson Reese.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Interment will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.