Mr. James William Van Dyke died Aug. 1 at the home of his loving granddaughter and grandson-in-law Cheryl and Paul Jernigan. Mr. Van Dyke had been living in Woodstock with his granddaughter for the past several years.
The son of the late Aurthur Van Dyke and Ethel Dawson Van Dyke, he was born in 1924 in Derwent, Ohio. He lived in Covington for many years. He retired as a carpenter from Collins Construction Company in 1961.
Mr. Van Dyke served our country during World War II in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was of the Baptist Faith and was ministered to by the First Baptist Church of Covington.
He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was preceded in death by parents, loving wife of 38 years Ruby Arnett Van Dyke and sister Betty Luse.
Surviving are daughters Linda Walker of Cottonwood, Ala., Christine Wilson of Greensboro, Fla.; granddaughter Cheryl Jernigan of Woodstock; sister Mary Clum of New Philadelphia, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
No services have been scheduled at this time. Memorial donations should be made to the First Baptist Church of Covington, 1139 Usher St., Covington, 30014.
The Covington News Aug. 3, 2007