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HAMPTON - James W. Wetherington, 62, a native of Newport News and lifelong resident of Hampton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009.
He worked at the Newport News Shipyard for 20 plus years, retiring in 2009. He loved to run and was very proud of having run in the Boston Marathon twice, as well as, several other marathons. He was most happy when he was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
James is preceded in rest by his father, Paul W. Wetherington.
He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Opal E. Wetherington; daughter, Stacie Law; sons, Jimmy W. Wetherington and his wife, Amanda, and Terry Wetherington; grandchildren, Collin and Jessica Law, Zachary Krisnow, Gavin and Summer Wetherington; and a half-sister, Joyce Banks and her husband, Benny. Our hearts hold many great memories of times shared. Our Dad will truly be missed.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories of condolence with the family.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of James' life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the MCV Foundation, P.O. Box 980234, Richmond, VA 23298-0234, www.mcvfoundation.org/makegift.html and/or the Amyloidisis Foundation, Inc., 7151 N Main St., Ste. 2, Clarkston, MI 48346, www.amyloidosis.org/contributions.asp
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2010
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