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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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