James Arnold Sartin, 79, of Christiansburg departed this life Saturday morning, August 28, 2010 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Radford. He was born August 25, 1931 at Eggleston, VA a son of the late James H. and Gertie Vaught Sartin. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Marvin P. Sartin and an infant Aaron Hugh Sartin, brothers-in-law Layman H. Hutchison and Gene A. Tracy. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle at Christiansburg, loved motorcycle riding which was his favorite pass-time, worked as a heavy equipment operator in stone quarries, and was a veteran of the U S Army, Korean Conflict where he was sergeant over the motor-pool.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of fifty-three years Charlotte Morris Sartin; his sons Cleatis Sartin of Christiansburg and Jamie E. Sartin and wife Tammy of Christiansburg; his daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and William Jr. Tawney of Christiansburg, Rhonda and Darrell Jones of Christiansburg, Lisa and Carlos Akers of Christiansburg, Barbara Thompson of Dublin, Amanda and Darrell Conner of Christiansburg; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; his brother Carroll and wife Gladys Sartin of Shenandoah, TX; his sisters Fleda S Hutchison of Narrows, Marie S. Roberts of Pearisburg, Janice S. Tracy of Rocky Mount, Evelyn and Eugene Evans of Staffordsville; his sister-in-law Glenna Sartin of Eggleston; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St, Pembroke with Pastor Dale Ketch officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff and the doctors at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center for their skilled and kind care of James during his illness. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.