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James Leonard ‘Jim’ Boles

James Leonard “Jim” Boles, known as “Papa” to his grandchildren and great0grandchildren as well as othersdied on the morning of Jan. 5, 2021.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1934 to the late Hubert and Elizabeth Boles. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Nicks Boles, and siblings, Shirley Simpson, Barbara Culler, Bob Boles, Patty Spillman and Cloyce Wallace.

He was a hardworking provider for his family. Many will remember his work driving a truck delivering groceries for the Wholesale House, and others will remember him as a chicken farmer as he tended to his poultry houses for 35 plus years. He was a kind and giving man who would do anything within his power and means for his neighbors and strangers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in any spare time; which wasn’t much.

Survivors: his children, Sherri Combs, Mark Boles (Katherine); grandchildren, Sheryl Ann Morris (Chrystian), Matthew Boles, Emma Boles, Jordan Blevins (Sara); great-grandchildren, Kaleb Morris and Summer Blevins; brothers Bill and Donnie Boles; sister, Mary Norman; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Memorials: Mountain Valley Hospice, 243 N. Lee Ave., Yadkinville, 27055; or Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, 27017.

Condolences: www.gentryfuneralservice.com.