James E. Childress

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James E. Childress

James E. Childress, 93 years of age of Vansant, VA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN, following a brief illness.
Born in Dickenson County, VA, he was the son of the late James E. "Jack" Sr. and Pearl (Hagy) Childress. He was a longtime resident of Buchanan County and was a member of Vansant Presbyterian Church for 74-years. Mr. Childress proudly served in the United States Army during World War II and received the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was a retired businessman and banker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2-Sisters: Georgia Damron and Juanita Childress Stiltner; 1-Brother: Leon Childress.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 71-years, Pearlie Mae (Barbour) Childress, Vansant, VA; 3-Sons: Jim Wayne Childress (Margaret Wakeland), Grundy, VA, Dennis Witton (Sharon) Childress, Vansant, VA, Warren Keith (Diane) Childress, Vansant, VA. Also, survived by 7-Grandchildren, 9-Great-Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for James E. Childress will be conducted Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brad Napier and Evg. William L. Neeley officiating with Full Military Rites at the funeral home by members of Childs-Gentry Post No. 7360 of the VFW and John Ratliff Post No. 164 of the American Legion. Burial will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.
Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M.
Active Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Vansant Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 168, Vansant, VA 24656.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, VA is honored to serve the family of James E. Childress.
Published on March 16, 2018
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