James “Roy” Platt

January 26, 1944 - July 3, 2016
James “Roy” Platt

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James Royal Platt, 72, passed away on July 3, 2016 at Elizabeth House.

He was a decorated United States Air Force Veteran serving three tours in Vietnam as a Weapons Systems Officer in F-4 Phantoms retiring in 1991 with the rank of Colonel. Post retirement work was as a support contractor at National Aeronautics and Space Center (NASA) in Merritt Island Florida moving to Hendersonville in 2008.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elizabeth McGarity. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jeanette A. Platt, a daughter Stacy Reichel and her husband Charlie, three grandchildren, Jack, Andy, Carlie of Ocean Springs MS, a son, Timothy of Jacksonville FL, two nieces of Germantown MD, and a cousin, Laura Gile of Hayward CA.

A memorial service will be at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville on Monday July 18 at 10:00AM with Pastor Wally Shamburger officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will follow at the Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain at 2:00PM.

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  • July 14, 2016
    Darlene Long says:
    We are sorry about Roy's passing. Jeanette and he were married a long time, and he will be missed. May the memories of the good times be a comfort.

  • July 15, 2016
    Lin says:
    We are so sorry for your loss Jeanette. Roy was a special person. We didn't know him long, but he left a lasting impression on us. Rest in peace my friend. Love Ron and Lin Bogan

  • July 15, 2016
    Steve and Patty Cheresnick says:
    Patty and I are so very sorry for your loss. You, Roy and I had some great times and lots of great memories in the years we worked together. We will miss him greatly.

  • July 15, 2016
    Lou Schenck says:
    RIP Roy we will miss you, my friend and golf buddy, like you said, I wish we could have played another round. Jeanette so sorry for your loss, prayers are with you.

  • July 15, 2016
    Bob Hurley says:
    Rest In Peace my friend. God Bless you Jeanette.