Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 19, 2013

J. C. Altizer

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CEDAR BLUFF, Va. — CEDAR BLUFF, Va. — J. C. Altizer, age 86, of the Baptist Valley section in Cedar Bluff, Va. passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell, Va. following a lengthy illness.

He was born in War, W.Va. and was the son of the late, Harrison and Julia Bell Harman Altizer of Tazewell County, Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He was a former coal miner and a Maytag repairman for 28 years for Shraders, Inc. in Richlands, Va. He lived all his life in the Cedar Bluff area.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nannie Ryder and Theda Asbury; two brothers, James Altizer and Bailey Altizer.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Stacy Altizer; one son, Robert Wayne Altizer of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Grace Altizer Lester of Terre Haute, Ind.; one brother, Richard Altizer and wife, Brenda of North Tazewell, Va.; one grandson, Joshua Altizer; favorite sisters-in-law, Gennie, Brenda and Carol; several nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends also survive.

Funeral services for J. C. Altizer will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Va. with Rev. Gordon McBride officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be Garland Bandy, Gary Altizer, Austin Altizer, Tom Alley, Eddie Grimsley and Jimmy Wallace. The Altizer family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home; 1401 Second Street; Richlands, Va.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at