James Kilpatrick

September 22, 1943 - February 29, 2008
James Kilpatrick

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James J. “J.J. Doc” Kilpatrick, 64, of Hendersonville died Friday, February 29, 2008 at Mission Hospitals. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and was the son of the late James Franklin Kilpatrick and Ada Marie Leverette Kilpatrick.

His father was a former sheriff of Henderson County and he had served as a deputy sheriff before establishing Kilpatrick and Sons Upholstery in 1972. He had been disabled since 1997.

He was of the Baptist faith. An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing in golf tournaments through the years. At one time, he ranked #l playing caddie in the country and was offered a golf scholarship to Wake Forest University by Arnold Palmer. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren, and referred to his great-granddaughter as the “Great One”.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Doris Bagwell Kilpatrick; two sons, Jeff “J.J.” Kilpatrick, and Chuck Kilpatrick and wife, Wanda, of Hendersonville; one daughter, Cyndi Pearson and husband, Alan, of Dana; one brother, Charlie Kilpatrick and wife, Judy, of Hendersonville; two sisters, Peggy Osteen and husband, Gerald, of Rutherfordton, and Judy Johnson and husband, Pete, of Homestead, FL and Hendersonville; four granddaughters, Jessica, Erica and Tyler Kilpatrick of Hendersonville, and Casi Pearson of Dana; one grandson, Josh Pearson and wife, Amber, of Dana; one great-granddaughter, Lexi Pearson of Dana.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at First Wesleyan Church. The Reverends Mike Engle, Harold Conner and Lincoln Shelton will officiate. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008 at Shuler Funeral Home.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008
12:00 AM

First Wesleyan Church - Directions
911 Highland Ave
Hendersonville, NC

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  • March 20, 2008
    Barbara Rogers says:
    Doris & Children, I was sorry to hear about Jimmy. Ed & I have been away. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of us growing up together. Love, Barbara and Ed

  • March 11, 2008
    william rigler says:
    doc was a good man i really enjoyed talking to him i saw him a day or 2 before he went in the hospital spent bout 2 hours with him. he nic named me otis my best wished to the family.

  • March 05, 2008
    Al and Jan Overgaard says:
    J.J. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • March 05, 2008
    So sorry to hear about your great loss, I was a classmate and friend of J.J.at H.H.S. Dick

  • March 04, 2008
    Lynn Hart Staggs says:
    To the entire family I give my greatest sympathy. I know there are no words that can remove or ease the pain. Know that you will be added to our prayer list at work and church. TO Cyndi: Girl I love you! If there is anything I can do please let me know. I am sorry I could not be there with you on a day this important in your life. Please know I am with you in spirit and will have you in my heart for the months to come. Love, the Staggs Family