James Donald “Jim” Kelly, Jr.
August 12, 1948 -
June 22, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mr. James Donald “Jim” Kelly, Jr., age 71, of Fayetteville, TN. Jim was born on August 12, 1948 to the late James Donald and Glenna Virginia Robinson Kelly, in Buckcannon, WV. He passed away on June 22, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was a owner/operator truck driver until his retirement. He loved his family and fishing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim was of the Baptist faith.

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda Lee Sadler Kelly; daughters, Lesa (Jeff) Mann of Kelso and Lori (Doug) Morrow of Fayetteville; son, James (Stacey) Kelly, III of Fayetteville; grandchildren, J.C. (Ashley) Mann, Kelly Mann, Alex Mann, Nick (Patty) Morrow, Matthew Morrow, Chris Morrow, Jay Kelly, Clay (Kayla) Kelly, and Kelsey (Andrew) McCormick; great-grandchildren, Brandon Morrow, Jay Mann, Miles Mann, Woodley McCormick, and Riley McCormick; and sister, Mary Crites of Warren, OH.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Kelly and sister, Barbara Elwood.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James Donald “Jim” Kelly, Jr.

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16 Comments

  1. Angie Hall

    Lesa this just breaks my heart for you… I am so very sorry

    Reply
  2. Mike and Pat Mitts

    So sorry to hear this. Prayers to you Linda
    And your Family

    Reply
  3. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    So sorry for your loss. Jim was always such a nice man. Prayers for Linda and family.

    Reply
  4. Jennifer Douglas Trott

    Ms Linda, I worked with Mr Jim and always enjoyed being around him. I feel like I knew the family too as much as he shared. I loved him and praying for you and your family. He was proud of you all !

    Reply
  5. Karen Chillcott

    So sorry for this loss – praying for the family at this time – his mortal body is gone, but his spirit will live on forever and I suspect his grandchildren and great grandchildren will feel his presence every time they catch a fish!

    Reply
  6. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Lori, sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May God provide comfort and peace.

    Reply
  7. Betty Arnett Staelens

    My deepest sympathy to Linda and all the children, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. RIVON Shaneyfelt

    May your Memories support and comfort you throughout this very difficult time.
    The beautiful family born from the love & marriage of Linda & Jim’ will transcend time and live on forever 🙏🥰

    Reply
  9. Erika Stuart

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family.

    Reply
  10. jerry reese

    Sorry for the loss of Jim -Prayers for the family
    Jerry and Pat Reese

    Reply
  11. Rosie Tallent

    So sorry. Thinking of your family and praying that you will have comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Reply
  12. Gay Parsley

    Lori and family, very sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. My prayers are for comfort and strength during this difficult time. God Bless111

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  13. Carrie VerPlank

    Thinking of you all and dear Jim. God Bless You Linda and Family. XO XO XO

    Reply
  14. Charlie Dionne

    Thoughts and prayers are being lifted up for your family.
    May you sense God’s presence and be comforted by His Spirit.
    Hospice Chaplain Charlie Dionne

    Reply
  15. Lenace Hyde

    Very sorry for this loss! We will be praying for your family at this time.
    Lenace Hyde and Liz Gurley

    Reply
  16. JudyHolt

    So sorry for your loss praying for the family

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. Angie Hall

    Lesa this just breaks my heart for you… I am so very sorry

    Reply
  2. Mike and Pat Mitts

    So sorry to hear this. Prayers to you Linda
    And your Family

    Reply
  3. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    So sorry for your loss. Jim was always such a nice man. Prayers for Linda and family.

    Reply
  4. Jennifer Douglas Trott

    Ms Linda, I worked with Mr Jim and always enjoyed being around him. I feel like I knew the family too as much as he shared. I loved him and praying for you and your family. He was proud of you all !

    Reply
  5. Karen Chillcott

    So sorry for this loss – praying for the family at this time – his mortal body is gone, but his spirit will live on forever and I suspect his grandchildren and great grandchildren will feel his presence every time they catch a fish!

    Reply
  6. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Lori, sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May God provide comfort and peace.

    Reply
  7. Betty Arnett Staelens

    My deepest sympathy to Linda and all the children, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. RIVON Shaneyfelt

    May your Memories support and comfort you throughout this very difficult time.
    The beautiful family born from the love & marriage of Linda & Jim’ will transcend time and live on forever 🙏🥰

    Reply
  9. Erika Stuart

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family.

    Reply
  10. jerry reese

    Sorry for the loss of Jim -Prayers for the family
    Jerry and Pat Reese

    Reply
  11. Rosie Tallent

    So sorry. Thinking of your family and praying that you will have comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Reply
  12. Gay Parsley

    Lori and family, very sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. My prayers are for comfort and strength during this difficult time. God Bless111

    Reply
  13. Carrie VerPlank

    Thinking of you all and dear Jim. God Bless You Linda and Family. XO XO XO

    Reply
  14. Charlie Dionne

    Thoughts and prayers are being lifted up for your family.
    May you sense God’s presence and be comforted by His Spirit.
    Hospice Chaplain Charlie Dionne

    Reply
  15. Lenace Hyde

    Very sorry for this loss! We will be praying for your family at this time.
    Lenace Hyde and Liz Gurley

    Reply
  16. JudyHolt

    So sorry for your loss praying for the family

    Reply

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