James “JR” Russell Lehew, 45, of Salem, WV, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at his home.
He was born February 5, 1975 in Parkersburg, WV; the son of Clinton and Patricia Dent Lehew of Winchester, VA. He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School class of 1994, Mt. Jackson, VA. JR was employed by Doddridge County Board of Education.
He was survived by his wife of twelve years, Jessica; sons, Brandon Pyle and Dustin Lehew; daughter, Karlee Lehew; mother-in-law, Linda Lamp who loved him like a son; siblings, Russell (Suzanne) Lehew, Tammy (Pete) Cougan, Sheri Lehew and Derek (Alison) Lehew; several nieces and nephews and a host of present and former players, coaches, referees and umpires who loved his jokes and his love for sports.
JR was involved with the WCGLLS, WVSSAC, West Virginia Little League and Pony League and The Elite Umpires League. JR was an active member of the Cranny Open Golf Tournament for the past five years and also involved in several other golf tournaments.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to all those who offered their prayers, love and support in the last few days.
The family recieved friends Sunday, June 21, 2020, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.
A funeral service was held Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11:00 at Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Dent officiating.
The family has asked that donations be made to Summit Community Bank in Salem, WV under Jessica Lehew Special Fund.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.spurgeonfunerals.com. Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Lehew family.