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Glenda, I just saw Jim's obituary in the Georgia Tech magazine. Patsy and I are so sorry to see that news. We're also sorry that we lost contact. I remember a lot of good times. We live up in the NC mountains now.. My email is RamblingReck@att.net
Diane and Peter Mahoney
A good man has passed and will not be forgotten. We met Jim a few years back and had the pleasure spending quality time with with him and his family. Family meant everything to Jim. While attending his daughters’ wedding he fitted me with one of his dress jacket’s . It fit perfectly. But I could never fill his shoes. Our condolences to Glenda his amazing wife and friend and his welcoming family.
Lost a great friend. Have many great memories of our days at Ga Tech together
Kenny Walters and Family
We are thinking of you all during this time. We will always remember Jim fondly. His sense of humor will be missed. We send our sympathy and love. Kenny, Elizabeth, Rachel, Matthew, Michael and Families
Jim and Valencia Gower
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We miss seeing Jim riding his scooter with Sebastian by his side.
Misty Jackson Murray
Until we meet again, I will continue to move forward spreading the simple but important truth about Jesus Christ! I love you so much and will miss you. Thank you for everything you’ve done. Your legacy lives on. 👍🏻
Gorgeous Jim, my heart is broken and a piece of my heart went with you. I'm so glad I got to know you, Miss Beautiful and the rest of your wonderful family. It is truly a joy and blessing to know every one of you. I love you all dearly. Gorgeous Jim we've had a lot of fun during the few years I've known you. Yall coming to see me at the gate always made my day brighter and it sure helped me get through the day. The phone calls, "Hey Misty my brother is coming in but remember I'm the good lookin one." "Yes sir you are." Great, good lookin guys came from Riverview in Jacksonville cause my husband came from there also and I graduated from Andrew Jackson too. I know you're happy and being your comical self in heaven but we need you to keep an eye on us too and let us know you are here with us. Miss Beautiful you know you have my heart and love also. Praying for each of you as you go through this now and adjust to life with Gorgeous Jim in heaven. Love you all.
Glenda, Elizabeth and Evelyn I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a special man who always had a smile for me when I saw him. I'm praying for God's peace and comfort as we all know that he is in a much better place. Please hold onto the special memories that you have of all the times you shared.
James E. Huntley, Jr.
James Earl Huntley, Jr. born on August 21, 1944 (77) of Jacksonville/Fernandina Beach, Florida went home to be with the Lord on October the 19th.
Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Glenda Huntley, brother, Bradley (Linda) and children Jim Huntley (Heidi), Elizabeth Lee (Marvin) and Rob Huntley (Amie). He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren Hannah Martin (Gabe), Brandon Lee, Christopher Huntley, Thaddaeus Moore, Benjamin Huntley, Madison Moore, Jonathan Huntley, Margaret Huntley, Huntley Moore, Evelyn Huntley and Seth Moore and great grandchild Willow Lee.
He was born to James Earl Huntley and Coralie Braddock Huntley of Riverview. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and Georgia Institute of Technology with an Engineering Degree. He worked both domestically and internationally building power plants, paper mills and other industrial projects. Jim retired as Senior Vice President from WW Gay Mechanical Contractors.
A member of Ephesus Baptist Church, he previously was a member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Gardenview Baptist Church and was a founding member at Amelia Baptist Church. He was very generous with his time and money and was always willing to volunteer his sons and grandsons to help with the heavy lifting.
In addition to his generosity, Jim was always able to find humor in any situation, a trait that his children and grandchildren inherited. He always had a funny story ready at a moment’s notice, the more embarrassing, the funnier. In his kindness he loved and tolerated his wife's Cavalier, Sebastian.
An avid hunter and a great marksman, he hunted both in the United States and throughout the world, treasuring his travel experiences and trophies (displayed proudly in his den). He visited 40 countries and it was a common occurrence when watching tv for Jim to say, “I've been there.”
He was greatly loved by his devoted family, but if you detect a note of humor in this obituary, you will know that it was written by those who loved and laughed with him. He will be sorely missed.
The visitation will be at Oxley Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach on Friday October 22, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm. The funeral will be held at Amelia Baptist Church on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:00am, Jim will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery on Amelia Island.