CORRIGANVILLE — James R. Getson, 84, of Corriganville, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home.
Born on May 15, 1929, he was the son of the late Henry and Rose Getson; he was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Getson; his sister, Betty Martin; and his brother, “Bud” Getson.
Mr. Getson was a local excavating contractor, he owned one of the first backhoes in Allegany County and he built several homes in the area. He also helped Disney World in Florida. He owned a restaurant, “JayBees,” in Lake Wales, Fla. Jim loved being with his family, He enjoyed hunting and fishing in Canada with his wife and family; and especially enjoyed his annual hunting vacation with Harry Carr and Ron Shaffer. He built a cabin on “the hill” where he spent a lot of his time with family and friends. He was a member of the Corriganville Fire Department, the Barrelville Outdoor Club, and the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his four daughters, Belinda Getson Malone and husband Joe, Lake Wales, Davida Thompson Porter and husband Mike, Punta Gorda, Fla., Laura Getson Whiteman and husband Randy, Lake Wales, and Rosemary Hillyard and husband Dave, Shinnston, W.Va.; four sons, James Henry Getson, Corriganville, David Allen Thompson and wife Jackie of Hyndman, Pa., Timothy James Thompson and wife Joyce both of Ellerslie and Randy Sturtz, Clearwater, Fla.; grandchildren, Stephanie Morgan, Ashley Morgan, Brittney Morgan, Keith Detrick, Jarrett Thompson, Alyssa Thompson, Lacy Getson, Jesse Getson, Brent Pensyl, Becky Whiteman, Larry Whiteman and Richard Whiteman, Kirsten Sturtz, Bobby Jo Gallaher, and Eric Hillyard; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Levine, Hayden, Dreaston, and Lydia Perez, Emmylou Beasley, Madison and Ethan Detrick, Mindy, Chae, Kyliegh, and Alexia Whiteman, Noah and Hailey D’Atri and James Morgan; three great-great-grandchildren; his brothers, Lloyd Getson, Bill Getson; his sister, Helen; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home P.A. (www.scarpellifh.com) 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Corriganville on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ken Korns and Pastor Fay Leydig officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ron Shaffer, Rodney Shaffer, Davey Deal, Curtis Diehl, Tim Thompson and Jimmy Getson.
The family want to thank Ron Shaffer for always being there. “He checked on Pap everyday.” As well as Davey and Karen Diehl.