January 1, 1954
J. A. Cleary, 61, Hampton Resident, Dies
James A “Pop” Cleary Sr., of 142 Powhatan Parkway, Hampton, died at 1:40 pm yesterday in Kecoughtan Veteran’s Hospital after an illness of several months. He was 61.
A native of Berkley, he had been a Peninsula resident 42 years.
He was an employee of Standard Salesbook Co., Norfolk, 28 years, and at the time of his illness, was field manager for the company.
A WWI veteran, he served for awhile during the war as commander of Camp Taylor, Louisville, KY. He served as captain of the VA State Guard, Hampton Co. No. 2, during WWII.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the 29th Division Assoc, Braxton-Perkins Post No. 25, American Legion, and Elks Lodge of Hampton. He was active in various types of sports on the Peninsula.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillian Oliver Cleary; a daughter, Mrs. H. Don Jacques of Hampton; two sons, James A Cleary Jr., Clarksville, IN, and Ben C Cleary, Hampton; two brothers, Walter L Cleary and Charles V Cleary; three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Henley, Mrs Hazel Hoffert, and Mrs. Joe Bulatewicz, all of Hampton, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm tomorrow in the Peninsula Funeral Home, with the Rev. Albert E Simms, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
January 2, 1954
James A. Cleary
Funeral services for James A. “Pop” Cleary Sr., 61, of 142 Powhatan Parkway, Hampton who died Thursday, will be held at 2 this afternoon from the Peninsula Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include J. J. Maume Sr., W. J. Hughes, Henry Shaffer, Dan B. Makinson, Jennings B. Lynch and L. D. Amory Jr.