James C. Tankersley

September 21, 1943 - June 26, 2009
James C. Tankersley

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James C. ìJimmyî Tankersley, 65, of Zirconia, NC, died Friday, June 26, 2009 at his home.

Born in Henderson County, he was the son of Jenny Ree Heatherly Tankersley of Zirconia and the late John Calvin Tankersley, who was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. Jimmmy was also preceded in death by his sister, Anita Case Gunter.

Jimmy was a very loving and very loved man. He had no enemies and got along well with everyone. He was a supervisor at J.P. Stevens for 24 years.

He is survived by his children, James Terrell Tankersley, Shannon Tankersley, Lanny Tankersley, Dustin Shane Tankersley, and Chase Lee Tankersley; his grandson, Austin McDonald; his daughter-in-law, Hope Tankersley, who was his caregiver through his fight with cancer; one sister, Dora Lee Travers and husband, Ed; four nephews; one niece; three great-nieces; and four great-nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Thursday, July 2, 2009 at Mountain View Baptist Church in Tuxedo. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Shuler Funeral Home.


Thursday, July 2, 2009
12:00 AM

Mountain View Baptist Church of Tuxedo - Directions
458 Mountain View Church Road
Tuxedo, NC

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  • June 30, 2009
    Judy Pace Hatchett says:
    I was so sorry to hear that Jimmy has died. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God bless each of you

  • June 30, 2009
    Louie Beddingfield says:
    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • July 01, 2009
    Carolyn Oliver Phillips says:
    With deepest Sympathy in your time of loss. In your time of sorrow may you be comforted by gentle reminders of your loved one, and by memories that live on in your heart.. Jimmy, was a very dear person , that will be sorely missed..

  • July 03, 2009
    Mary Jones Pitts says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you morn the loss the of your love one. May God give you peace in your heart to know God does all things well.Love and Prayers