by Martha Sparks
MT. GAY, W.Va. — John W. Napier, 69, of Mt. Gay, departed this life Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Born November 14, 1943, at Mud Fork, he was a son of the late Roy and Sadie Spry Napier.
John saved his money and in 1964 he started Napier’s Amoco (Exxon) until 1982, in the 70s he owned and operated S& N Sporting Goods, and in the 80s he owned and operated Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts. He loved boating, fishing, and camping. John also had a love and passion for NASCAR racing and Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver. He was also a member of the Central United Baptist Church of Logan.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Duncan (John Woody) of Mt. Gay and Tammy (Hank) Dingess of Chapmanville; a son he never had, John Turner of Chapmanville; former wife of 25 years and mother of his children, Linda Adams Napier; aunt, Irene (Gilbert) Dingess; uncle, Reece Spry; grandchildren, Teryn (Daniel) Fleming, Christopher “Dude” (Krista) Duncan and Harli Dingess; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Kenzi, Miley and Lilly Fleming, and McKenna Duncan;he also claimed a host of many and special friends throughout his life.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, at Central United Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, at Honaker Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Chris Duncan, Hank Dingess, John Woody, John Turner, Garth Hensley and Bob Meeks.
Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.
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