James William Justice of Abbeville, SC, died Saturday, September 23, 2006, at Abbeville Area Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 63 years old.
Jimmy was a devoted husband, father, and Papa. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Leath Justice of 43 years; devoted daughters and son-in-laws, Janna Davis and her husband Andy; Jennifer Smith and her husband Frank, all of Abbeville, SC; one sister Barbara Cummings and her husband Gene, of Newman, GA.; grandsons, Drew Davis, Ryan Davis and Will Smith; and a host of other family members.
Jimmy was born Feb. 17, 1943, in Newton, Mississippi, the son of the late Joe Justice and Azell Busby Justice. He graduated from Moultrie High School and attended South Georgia College.
Jimmy worked in the family business, Justice Lumber Co., for many years. He came to South Carolina in 1983 as the plant manager of Reelco, Incorporated, where he worked until his retirement in 1999.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Abbeville, where he served as a deacon, former Brotherhood President, and former co-leader of the College and Career Sunday School Class. He led mission trips to West Virginia where a food ministry building was constructed; a trip to Indiana to put vinyl siding on a church; and several trips to the coastal area to assist the victims of Hurricane Hugo.
He was an avid NASCAR fan, and he enjoyed fishing, antiquing and auctions. His favorite pastime was spending time with his 5 year old grandson, Will.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday Sept. 25, 2006 at 11:00 AM from the First Baptist Church of Abbeville with the Rev. Reiny Koschel and Rev. Wayne Wiggins and Mr. Jim Jones officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery. The family is at the home of his daughter Mr.& Mrs. Andy Davis 403 Secession Ave. Abbeville, SC.
Active pallbearers will be Jim Jones, Jim Rauton, Charles Williams, Ron Hilley, Jim Rathbun and William ( Smitty) Smith, Sr., Dean Thomas of Moultrie, GA. and James Murphy of McDonough, GA.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Davis, Fred Lewis, Dan Vandiver, Frank Crawford, Tim McCurry, Grady Burton, Bob Gary and Dennis Harrison.
Memorials may be made to Abbeville First Baptist Church, Building Fund 307 N. Main St. Abbeville, SC.