Rev. James “Jim” T. Lochridge, Sr. age 90, resident of Kings Mountain, NC. Dad’s favorite song was “Home on the Range” On December 26, 2013 he left Kings Mountain Hospice House nevermore to “hear a discouraging word” as he entered the glories of heaven greeted no doubt by Jesus and Mom and a host of other brothers and sisters in Christ. The hospice staff commented on his peaceful passing and the smile on his face. Born in Griffin, GA on April 27, 1923, Dad’s family finally settled in the Thomasville/High Point area of NC. After graduating from high school in Thomasville, Jim served as a radio/gunner in torpedo bombers in the South Pacific theatre of World War II in the United States Marine Corps. After marrying Mary Frances Manuel on September 7, 1946 and graduating from East Carolina Teachers College (now ECU), Dad taught school in Walkertown, NC and then Thomasville, NC before surrendering to God’s call to preach. After five years of further schooling and experience in Kentucky, Mom and Dad served in Christian education as SBC missionaries in the Philippine Islands. Before spending the last 7 years with eldest son, James and his wife Belinda in Kings Mountain, NC, Mom and Dad lived and served the Lord in Albany, GA for 19 years.
He is survived by son, James Jr. and wife Belinda, Kings Mtn. NC, son, Billy, Alpharetta, GA 5 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, and two great, great granddaughters.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Second Baptist Church, Saturday, February 8, 2014
120 Linwood Road, Kings Mtn. NC 11:00 A.M. Rev. James Lochridge, Jr. officiating.
VISITATION: 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 8, 2014 prior to the service at Second Baptist Church.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Mission House of Second Baptist Church, 120 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086; International Mission Board, SBC, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230; Hospice of Cleveland Co, Kings Mtn. Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150
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