James "Jim" Elwood Honaker

Sunday, May 7th, 1939 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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James E. (Jim) Honaker of Lebanon, Virginia, age 80, born on May 7, 1939 passed away on March 10, 2020 at his home and went to be with his Heavenly Father. A graduate of Honaker High School, Jim served proudly in the U.S. Army before becoming the owner of Rosedale Texaco and later joining Jewell Smokeless Coal & Coke where he retired in 2001 after 21 years of service. During his retirement, Jim was active in his community as an election officer for the Russell County Electoral Board for several years and as an interim Councilman for Swanson Candler 2005-2006. He also worked part-time at Owens Funeral Service in Lebanon.

Jim was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan who always enjoyed a good day on the golf course or trying to bowl a perfect game. He was an active member of East Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church for 34 years who lived a life of strong faith and was often called upon to share his gift of prayer.

Jim was the son of Thurman H Honaker and Mary Crouse Honaker of Honaker, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents and his father- and mother-in-law, Pat & Mabel Combs, of Big A Mountain.

He will be forever remembered by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Combs Honaker and his precious daughter, Melissa Honaker Parson and husband Everette G Parson of Charlotte, NC. He was also survived by his brother Dallas Honaker of Honaker, sisters Mildred White of Swords Creek, Wanda Compton of Rosedale and Connie Miller and husband Rick of Honaker as well as brothers-in-law Bob Combs and wife Willie of Abingdon and John Combs and wife Janet of Honaker and sisters-in-law Diana Combs of Bristol and Sandra Combs Massie and husband Leroy of Rosedale along with many special nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to special friends and caregivers: Carl and Frances Musick, Scotty and Glenda Dye, Bill and Pam Amburgey, Stella Ray, Hazel Robinette, Brenda Brown, Dr. J.G. Patel and the staffs of Commonwealth Senior Living in Claypool Hill and Home Nursing Company of Lebanon.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday March 13th 6:00-9:00pm at Honaker Funeral Home in Honaker, Virginia.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday March 14th at 11:00am at the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel in Honaker, Virginia and will be officiated by Rev. Virgil Musick and Rev. Larry Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Chris Compton, Chris Gross, Kynan Massie, John Miller, Carl Musick, Wayne Pruitt, Jared Street and Houston VanDyke. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Amburgey, J.C. Boyd, Scotty Dye, Rich Fenchak, Dallas Honaker, Dave Leonard, Leroy Massie, Rick Miller and Dr. J.G. Patel.

Entombment will follow at Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon, Virginia.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Virgil Musick
    Rev. Larry Robinson
  • Interment

    Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
    154 Huckleberry Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Belle Eaton

Posted at 10:22am
I am sending my heartfelt condolences to Linda and all the Honaker family. I was very sorry to read
the obituaries at the funeral home online.
Belle Wilson Eaton


Posted at 02:30pm
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing, it brings tears to eyes when I think of the great Memories Jim and I had together. We played a lot of golf, deer hunting, and worked together. Jim was like a brother to me and when I moved away from the area we kindly feel out of touch, but my love for the all the memories we were blessed to have had with each other will be with me for the rest of my life. Jim's brother Dallas was also one of my closest friends, we did everything together for years, I really love them both. Our Thoughts and Prayers goes out to Linda and Family.
May God Bless
Wayne (RoHo) & Jeanette Lockhart

Sheriff Blake Andis

Posted at 10:49am
Sheriff Blake Andis and the Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of James Honaker. If our Sheriff’s Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sheriff Andis and Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Juanita Snead

Posted at 01:27am
We are so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Hassel & Betty Kegley

Kay Arnold

Posted at 03:34pm
Linda, I read in the paper last night about the loss of your beloved Jim and I am so sorry. He loved you so much and always showed his love by sending you the most beautiful flowers to the bank for every occasion possible. I pray that time will heal your sorrow and friends will ease your pain. Let peace replace your heartache and all the warm memories remain. Please know that many people share your sorrow and stand with you in your time of need. My prayers are with you and your family as the beautiful memories of Jim give all of your strength at this difficult time.

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