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James A. “Jim” Childers

James A. “Jim” Childers, age 82, resident of Kings Mountain, NC passed away January 29, 2014 at Carolina’s Medical Center, Charlotte, NC.  He was born in Cherokee Co, SC to the late W. A. Childers and Helen Skinner Childers.  He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Childers, his grandson, Rusty McAbee, great grandchildren, Mia Ann Simon, Lydia Grace Simon and sister, Ann Moss.   He was retired owner/operator of Childers Roofing Inc. and a member of Temple Baptist Church, Kings Mtn. where he was former music director, Sunday school superintendent and teacher.   He served as a Kings Mountain City Councilman from 1975 – 1983, former Mayor Pro-Tem for 4 years, Planning and Zoning Board member from 2002 - 2010, Board of Adjustments member from 2004 – 2009, and Moss Lake Reservoir Commission member from 2011 – 2014, serving as Chairman from 2013 – 2014.  Mr. Childers served in the United States Army and received a Purple Heart and numerous other medals and honors.  He loved to travel, maintain his cars and yard and loved to serve the City of Kings Mountain.    

SURVIVORS: Wife: Pat S. Childers, Kings Mtn. NC

Children: James N. “Chip” Childers and wife Laura, Kings Mtn. NC

  Terry C. Broome and husband Harley, Kings Mtn. NC

Teresa S. Childers and husband Tony, Kings Mtn. NC

Emily S. Wilson and husband Wesley, Seneca, SC

Grandchildren: Melissa Simon and husband David, Meghann Childers, Andrew Childers, Morgan Caddell and husband John, Jordan Childers, Reagan Childers, Jonathan Spearman, Montez Spearman, Jakob Spearman.

Great Grandchild: Seanna Grace Simon. 

Brother: Bill Childers and wife Jeanette, Kings Mtn. NC

Sisters: Helen McAbee and husband Don, Kings Mtn. NC

 Mary Hambright and husband Gary, Kings Mtn. NC


MEMORIAL SERVICE: Temple Baptist Church, Sunday February 2, 2014

  2:00 P.M.  Rev. Scott Carpenter, Rev. Mike Chambers, Mayor Rick Murphrey, and Steve Killian,  officiating.

VISITATION: 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday evening, February 1, 2014 at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, North Carolina


INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina  

MEMORIALS: Hospice of Cleveland County, In Memory of Rusty McAbee, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150




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