James A. Gavney | Obituary


James A. Gavney James Albert Gavney, 83, of Martinsburg, died August 7, 2022. Born July 29, 1939 in Beloit, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Harold and Edna (Johnson) Gavney.

James joined the United States Marine Corps at age 17, retiring as a Master Gunnery Sergeant after 30 years of active duty. He then worked for Safeway, Inc., retiring as seafood department manager after 17 years.

In his spare time, James enjoyed playing shuffleboard in the evenings with his beloved wife of 45 years, Lanette. When the weather was nice, he preferred to spend time in his garden. James was also an active member of the Charles Town VFW, where he enjoyed playing slot machines.

James is survived by his wife, Lanette of Martinsburg; one daughter, Victoria (and Fred) Browner of Madison, WI; one son, James (and Sandra) Gavney Jr. of San Francisco, California; two stepsons: Eric (and Michelle) Truman of Sterling, VA and Brent (and Kristy) Truman of Indiana, PA; as well as five grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by three brothers: Robert “Bob” Gavney, Willie Gavney, John Gavney; and a grandchild.

The family will receive visitors in the chapel at Rosedale Funeral Home on Saturday, August 13 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

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