Jake E. Divers
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Jake E. Divers
  • September 29, 1920 - February 26, 2017
  • Bassett, Virginia

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Jake E. Divers, Jr., 96, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born in Radford on September 29, 1920 to Jake E. Divers, Sr. and Nevada S. Divers, both preceded him in death. Jake was formerly of Bassett and had been residing at Blue Ridge Rehab for the past two years. Also preceding him in death was his wife of 64 years, Nellie R. Divers, four brothers, four sisters, and son, Dwayne Divers. Jake also leaves behind five children; Robert Divers and (wife deceased) Alice, Barbara Slate of Collinsville, Linda Johnson of Smith Mountain Lake, Nancy Turner and husband Ken of Bassett, and Jake E. Divers III and wife Carolyn of Roanoke. Surviving also are sisters Sue Dehart and Freida Davis, grandchildren; Wendy Stone and husband Elly, Robert Divers, Jr, and wife Melissa, Scott Divers and wife Lynn, Charles Divers and wife Beverly, Robin Miles, Tommy Miles Lindsay Divers, Dr. Jayson Divers and fiancé, Dr. Jen Camasso, and Heather Sumner, ten great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.

Jake was retired from Stanley Furniture with 48 ½ years of service. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He attended Martinsville Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a clerk and lead in singing. The family would like to thank several sitters that helped with Jake, who are: Phala Ingram, Darnelle Craig, Marie Wade, Mary Wade, and Paulette Hairston. Also thank you to all his former neighbors who helped us with Dad. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home Chapel. The service will follow in the Chapel at 1:30 p.m. with Robert Divers, Jr. and Pastor Joe Glass officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to; American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or; Mountain Valley Hospice,
730 E. Church St., Suite 13, Martinsville, VA 24112