James Denver Alyea, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday, December 16, at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond.
He was born February 10, 1929 in Williamsburg to Raymond and Thelma Irene Bryan Alyea. He was a 1947 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He married the former June Thornton on December 26, 1948 to begin a marriage that was blessed with 5 children.
Mr. Alyea served in the US Navy from 1948-50. He worked at Wayne Dairy in Richmond and was a self-made farmer north of Williamsburg for over 50 years. He owned and operated Country Side Steel.
Mr. Alyea will be missed by his wife, June; son, Steven Alyea and his wife, Dawn; daughter, Claudia Bomersback and her husband, James; son, Jon Alyea and his wife, Tammy; daughter, Jan Cicolani and her husband, Bob; daughter, Betsey Moore and her husband, Derek; grandchildren Michael (Terri) Alyea, Brian (Staci) Alyea, Beth (Bobby) Chamness, Kelly (Matt) Terhaar and Krissy (Malcolm) Moore, Erich Bomersback, Emily Bomersback, Ben (Katie) Alyea, Jenna Alyea, Julia (Pat) Rock, Maria (J.) Thompson, Dustin (Andi) Cicolani and Brady Moore; great-grandchildren, Harley and Haley Alyea, Jaiden and Lexxus Stewart, Justin and Kyler Alyea, Lucas, Rylee and Beau Chamness, Ella and Conrad Rock, Abby, Will and Josie Thompson, Lilly and Austin Horner, plus two more great-grandbabies that are on the way; brother-in-law, Marvin Fudge; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Alyea was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Ramona Stout.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful, caring staff at Forest Park Health Campus, and Asera Care Hospice, for their endless efforts while taking care of James. âYou became our second family.â
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, and 10:30 â 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research,
Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.