Services set for ex-West Virginia tax secretary James Paige

August 24, 2021 GMT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Services are scheduled this week for former West Virginia Tax and Revenue Secretary James Paige III, who died at age 60.

Altmeyer Funeral Home in Wheeling said Paige died Aug. 18. The funeral home did not release a cause of death.

Paige was 28 when then-Gov. Gaston Caperton appointed him as state banking commissioner shortly after Paige’s graduation from West Virginia University’s law school. Caperton later appointed him tax and revenue secretary, serving from 1991 to 1996.

Paige later worked in private law practice and founded after-school learning centers in Wheeling, Martinsburg and Charleston.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wheeling. Visitation will be held Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home and again before the service.