Obituary for James Edward Viars

James Edward Viars, age 76, of Barren Springs, VA passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022. He was born November 16, 1945 in Wythe County, the son of the late Ray Harless and Carrie Kidd Viars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Hodge Viars and three brothers, Alvin Viars, Ronald Viars and Marvin Viars.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Lora and David Quesenberry of Draper; son, Eddie and Vickie Viars of Max Meadows; two grandchildren, Shelby Quesenberry and Chase Quesenberry; a sister, Nellie Pettit of Pulaski; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Lois Viars of Severville, TN and Ray and Violet Viars of Draper.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022 at Riverview Church of God with the Reverend Eddie Dalton and Reverend Barbara Kidd officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church.

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Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, VA is serving the Viars family.