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Jack Bias

January 23, 1946 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 76)

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Jack Harvey Bias, 76, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Roanoke, VA.

He was born January 23, 1946 in Huntington, WV to the late Homer Bias and Juanita Bailey Bias.

Jack was a public servant all his adult life. He began his service in Cabell County where he was a member of the Marshall Police Department and part of the team that responded to the 1970 plane crash involving the Thundering Herd football team. He continued his service after moving to Wyoming County where he served in many capacities. He first served as a Patrolman with the Oceana Police Department and later went on to serve as a Wyoming County Deputy Sheriff for twenty-two years. While with the Sheriff’s department, he enjoyed spending time with the students of the local schools as the DARE Officer. After retiring from the Sheriff’s Department, he proudly served as the Pineville Town Council Police Commissioner.

Jack was a member of the Wyoming County Civil Service Board, the Fraternal Order of Police and Saulsville Baptist Church.

He was loved by those that knew him and will be dearly missed by all whom had the pleasure.

In addition to his parents Jack was preceded in death by his wife Brenda Bias; sisters, Barbara Leonard and Ruth Rice; mother and father-in-law, Euell and Betty Hanshaw; and longtime friends, Eddie Hatfield and Dennis Stewart.

He is survived by his loving wife, Belinda Bias; stepson, Craig Cook and wife Stephanie; stepdaughter, Tara Hatfield and husband Adam; step son, Chris Mayhew;  grandchildren, Matt Perry and wife Katlyn, Piper, Maizy and Zane Cook, McKinlei, Sadie and Chase Hatfield and Kadan, Riley, Jax, Mason and Nate Cook; and a great-grandchild, Tucker Perry; sisters-in-law, Karan Bias and Debbie Cox and companion Walter Lester; brothers-in-law, Bob Stewart and wife Karen and Jr. Hanshaw; special Lisa Collins and his two best friends, Dexter Price and Mike Clay.

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