James “Jim” Atha Haddix I

James “Jim” Atha Haddix, I, age 88, a resident of Buckhannon, W.Va., Audra Park Community, died Saturday, August 27, 2022 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W.Va. He was born May 19, 1934, at his home in Hall, W.Va., the son of the late Atha Thomas and Agnes Clara Smith Haddix. He was united in marriage to the former Taresa Fallen, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, James “Jim” Atha Haddix II, (Anne) Ronald Haddix; one daughter, Joanne Stokes, all of Scranton, Pa.; one step son, Keven Kniceley and wife Barbara, of Charleston, S.C.; four brothers: Robert (Sylvia) Haddix, Gerlad (Wilma Jean) Haddix, Thomas Allen (Peg) Haddix and Randall (Debbie) Haddix, all of Buckhannon; sister-in-law, Ginny (Haddix) Shoemaker and her son J.R. Haddix, of Elkins, W.Va.; his (nightmare) sister-in-law, Erma Foust, of Ohio; grandsons, Justin, Nathan, Logan, Frank, James A. Haddix, III, all of Scranton, and Robert Osborne; granddaughter, Nicole Ann Haddix, of Scranton; great-grandson, James A. Haddix, IV; great-granddaughter, Mary Joling Haddix; three sisters, Jean Long, of Rock Cave, W.Va., Dorothy McDaniel, of Wallace, W.Va., and Joann Bennett, of Buckhannon; special long-time friend, Jim Booth, of Pa.; and special friend, Danny O’Brien, of Audra Park. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Haddix, one sister, Margaret (Peg) Ester Payne, and one brother, Richard Maurice Haddix.

Mr. Haddix was a member of the Scottish Rite and the MSJ of Scranton. Jim retired from Western Union Telegram Telegraph. He loved spending his last 25 winters in Florida. He enjoyed Nascar races and the Westerns on TV. Jim was the eldest of 10 children and served in the U.S. Army. He was a United Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 1, 2022, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery in Buckhannon.

The Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct Military Honors at the graveside. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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