Wilmer Napier of Wayne

Wilmer Napier, 73, of Wayne, WV, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Rush Branch Church where he pastored for30 years with Rev. Tom Kitts, Rev. Robert Wilson and Rev. Ray Messer, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens at Wayne. He was born December 1, 1938 at Stiltner, WV, a son of the late Timothy and Mary Sula Lycans Napier. Wilmer was a retired administrator for the West Virginia Department of Highways and was a veteran of the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Napier Napier; two sons, Wilmer Napier, II (Norma) and Lonnie K. Napier (Tami), all of Genoa, WV; three sisters, Erma Lee McClellan and Lizzie Marie Jones (Stanley), all of Lavalette, WV, and Opal Fay Tomblin of Jackson, OH; a brother, Lonnie Napier (Beulah) of Wayne, WV; three grandchildren, Andrea Lynn Napier, Lonnie K. Napier, II, and William Isaac Napier; a great-grandson, Braydon Cole Russell; and special friends Ivory Damron and Billy Wilson, who assisted with Wilmer’s care. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home and after 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rush Branch Church Baptistery Fund, C/O Lizzie Jones, 5788 Rt. 152, Lavalette, WV 25535.