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James J. Deeley

Born: Thu., Jul. 29, 1943
Died: Sat., Apr. 16, 2016


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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James J. Deeley, 72, of Blossvale, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 16, 2016 after a lengthy illness.  He was born at home in Vienna on July 29, 1943, to Lawrence “Dutch” and Anna Haskins Deeley.
Jim graduated from Rome-Free Academy in 1960 at the age of 16. He worked as a body mechanic for Jay’s Sales and Service in Blossvale before serving in the United States Army from 1961-1964.  On April 21, 1962, he married Yvette E. Smith.  After the military, Jim drove school bus, worked for Rome Strip Steel and Mid-State Plumbing Supply before starting his own construction business, J. Deeley & Son Construction, in 1977. From 1984-1988 Jim and Yvette owned and operated The Vienna Hotel. He spent his last years working as a truck driver. He enjoyed many activities and hobbies throughout his life but above all he loved spending time with his family, being at the beach and on the water, and spent most winters in Florida.  In 1989 Jim and Yvette made the trip of their life, sailing for seven months on their restored 1947 Crist Craft double cabin enclosed bridge cruiser from Sylvan Beach to the Bahamas and back. He was an avid gun collector and locally renowned ammo re-loader. On any given day he could be found working on a crossword or Sudoku puzzle or napping in his recliner.
Surviving are his wife, Yvette; a son, James J. Deeley Jr., Taberg; three daughters: Roxanne & Steve Kowalski and Cindy Simpson, all of Taylors, SC, and Trixie & Brent Mitchell, Camden; seven adored grandchildren: Adam and Tosha Deeley, KS, Shandelle Simpson, Columbia, SC, Shyler Simpson and Lane Mitchell, Camden, and Matt and Scott Kowalski, Taylors, SC; step granddaughter, Jordan Williams, KS; three great grandchildren: Drake Horning, Alex Petty, and Seriena Sander, all of KS; three sisters: Jo Ann & James Vredenburg, Mesa, AZ, Arlene & Rob Duell and Debra Snyder, all of Camden; four brothers: Melvin Deeley & Grace Shortell, Vienna, John Deeley, Camden, Peter & Kathy Francisco, Liverpool, and Mike Francisco, Hobe Sound, FL; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Dutch Deeley in 1990; his mother, Anna Haskins Francisco in 2000; his step mother, Betty L. (Ransier) Deeley in 2015; a nephew, Douglas Deeley in 1993; and beloved canine companion, Tippy in 1997.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Camden.  Interment McConnellsville Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held noon to 2:00 pm prior to funeral service at the funeral home, 109 Main St. Memorial contributions may be made to t

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Cheryl King-Bucchi
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
Dear Yvette , I am so saddened to read Jim's obituary . Please get in touch when you feel up to it. XO's to you and your loved ones . Sincerely , Cheryl

Bill and Berniece Richards
   Posted Mon April 25, 2016
Bill and I express words of deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband Jim. Reading the Obituary, we were just amazed at the activities or his life and the trip you took together to Bermuda. Maybe you will remember us by knowing that Bill was the organist at St. John's and I was the Secretary.
May the Lord comfort and strengthen you and your family.

Donna Waterman
   Posted Wed April 27, 2016
So sorry to hear about Jim He will be missed was such a Nice man.. May God Guide You and Family in the healing..God Bless

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