James Messer Jr., age 68, of Corbin, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at his home.
He was a 20-year retired Sergeant First Class from the US Army having served in Vietnam where he received a number of medals and citations.
James was preceded in death by his Father, James Messer Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Mowrey Messer; mother, Jean Feltner Messer; children, Joshua Aaron Messer, Jacob Adam Messer, and James Andrew Messer; grandchildren, Haley Messer, Gabe Bowling, Shyann Southard, and Jeremiah Messer; brothers, Darryl Messer and Robert Messer; and by many other family and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Pine Hill Cemetery in Corbin with the Rev. Dean Lawson officiating and with Military Honors.
Arrangements by the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home where messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com
Published on  November 16, 2016