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John Keith James

Posted By Nathaniel Holman On February 19, 2018 @ 12:25 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

John Keith James, age 37, of Springfield, TN passed away peacefully at his residence on February 13, 2018 after a valiant battle against cancer.  He is the son of George Earl James and Evelyn McKinney James of Springfield, TN.  He was born in Cookeville, TN on August 13, 1980.

Keith graduated from Austin Peay State University with degrees in Business Management and Homeland Security. He was a salesman by profession and excellent at his work. He was a humorous and outgoing person with a great personality who never met a stranger. He was compassionate and loving to all he met. He was a tremendous fan of the University of Tennessee and he also loved the Cincinnati Reds. He loved his family, his fiancé, Autumn, and his son, little George!

He is survived by his parents, George and Evelyn James of Springfield, TN; son, George Nicholas James of White House, TN; fiancé, Autumn Alexander of White House, TN; step-son, Pierce Legan; sisters, Kimberly (Jeff) Harmon of Cookeville, TN and Christy (Phil) Walker of Murfreesboro, TN; five loving nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 226 South Main Street, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. with Bro. Tim Stutler officiating. Friends may visit with the family prior to the service from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the church. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Fryer, Andy Barlow, Justin Parrott, Kyle Davis, Mitch Copeland, Howard Matthews, and Jason Summey.

The family suggests donations be made “In Memory of Keith James”, to the Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Elevator Fund, C/O Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 226 South Main Street, Goodlettsville, TN 37072.

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Condolence from Matthew Fletcher on February 19th, 2018 6:57 pm

A life well lived! I’m gonna miss you my friend!

Condolence from Theresa Stanfill on February 19th, 2018 6:59 pm

May you all find peace, strength and comfort thru Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior????????????❤

Condolence from Justin Parrott on February 19th, 2018 7:08 pm

I’m sorry for the pain that the family is going through. Keith was loved by many.

Condolence from Amy James on February 19th, 2018 7:21 pm

I went to school with Keith’s sister Christy and though I did not know Keith personally; I could see through his sister’s posts what a wonderful all around guy he was. Prayers going up for Keith’s family and everyone who loves him.

Condolence from Christy Hood on February 19th, 2018 7:35 pm

Keith was a great guy because he comes from a great family. You all are so faithful and your faith inspires me. My heart is hurting for all of you but I know that you all are trusting in our Heavenly Father during this time. You will all continue to be in my prayers.

Condolence from Bram on February 19th, 2018 7:44 pm

My Condolances to Keith’s family. I knew Keith as a great person and have wonderful memories of working together with him. We had fun, prayed together and had great conversations. Keith willbe missed by many but he is in a better place today!

Condolence from Dana Martindale on February 19th, 2018 9:03 pm

All my love and prayers to the family and loved ones. This exceptional young is in the arms of God now. Nothing will ever trouble or harm him again

Condolence from Wendy Hall on February 19th, 2018 9:11 pm

This just breaks my heart. I’m praying for all of the family.

Condolence from Jason N. Fryer on February 19th, 2018 11:40 pm

Keith, I miss the heck out of you buddy! I know you’re in God’s Kingdom for eternity and no longer in pain. Your Mom and Dad raised a good Christian Man. I’m so glad I was one of your friends and man did we have some really good times. I can’t wait to share some stories with the hundreds if not thousands that show up for your funeral. What a legacy you have left behind! Little George will get to know how special his Dad was. Praying for Family and Friends.

Condolence from Wanda Gatewood Rolater on February 20th, 2018 6:12 am

My prayers are with you!

Condolence from James and Kim Mills on February 20th, 2018 9:52 am

To George, Evelyn, Kim and Christy: We are so sorry for your loss. We know Keith was a wonderful young man and will be terribly missed. Please know that we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers.

Condolence from Charlotte Rippy Cushing and Rick on February 20th, 2018 2:12 pm

Prayers for your family. We know what you are going through as we lost our 49 year old daughter to cancer on Dec 1.

Condolence from David on February 20th, 2018 7:36 pm

Keith was a great person! His love for others and passion for life will surely live on!

Condolence from William/Janna Greer on February 21st, 2018 7:27 pm

We will always remember Keith and his wonderful family! Prayers are being lifted up for all of you.

Condolence from Patti Theriot on February 21st, 2018 7:43 pm

My heart aches for you all. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau Staff & Council on February 22nd, 2018 4:23 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and those closest to Keith. We offer our sympathies and hope each of you can celebrate his life and the beautiful memories made.

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