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James Howerton

January 25, 1940 - June 29, 2023

James Howerton, 83, of Rustburg, Virginia passed away on June 29, 2023  He was the son of the late Floyd and Turner Howerton.

Jimmy was born on January 25th, 1940 in Charlotte County, Virginia.  He attended school at Randolph Henry High School, graduating in 1959. He attended his high school reunions year after year. After graduating, Jimmy went to work at GE/Ericsson, where he worked for over 40 years.

Jimmy was an avid gardener, and especially loved to grow vegetables that he could share with his friends and family. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Jimmy is survived by his children: Timothy Howerton (Tonya) and Sarah Chambers (Jerry); his grandchildren: Blake Horn (Ethan), Lindsay Chambers (Andrew), Justin Chambers (Amanda), Joel Strout (Sam), and Jacob Martin; his great-grandchildren: Conner Chambers and Cathey Chambers; his sister: Mary Grishaw; his best friend, Ann Childress-Wood; his fiancé, Cynthia Harper; his goddaughter, Stacy Minter; his feline companion, Trouble; and many loving friends in the community.

In addition to his parents, Jimmy is predeceased by his daughter, Melissa Howerton; his sister: Betty Marks; his brother-in-law: Clarence Grishaw; and his best friend: Ronnie Childress.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, with James Enoch officiating.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow the service at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Brookneal, VA.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Sarah,Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 love you!

Posted by Marlucia on July 4, 2023

I had the honor of working with Jimmy at Ericsson for many years. His life was a blessing and his memory will remain in our hearts. We are deeply saddened by his loss, but grateful for the time we had together. Our beloved friend Jimmy left us far too soon, but his loving presence will endure forever in our hearts and souls. He was truly a gentleman and he will be missed by all. God Bless you Jimmy Howerton!

Posted by Joseph Saunders on July 1, 2023

Sarah, Jerry, and Family, I am awfully sorry to hear about Uncle Jim’s passing, he was a nice guy, even though I only met him once with Jerry, he seemed liked a very nice guy, just wanted to let you guys know you have my condolences. -Turner Grishaw, Mary’s Grandson

Posted by Turner Grishaw on July 1, 2023

Sarah, I’m sorry for your loss. Prayers for for you,Blake and the rest of your family.. Jimbo was a dear sweet man.

Posted by Donna Horn on June 30, 2023

Sarah, I'm so sorry. I'm praying for you and everyone. I love you all. Jimbo made me feel welcome from the start when I started dating Justin, he was a great man. If you need anything, I'm always here for you.

Posted by Amanda Chambers on June 30, 2023

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