James Lee ‘Jim’ Haire

Published 11:12 am Monday, May 23, 2022

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Mr. James Lee “Jim” Haire, 64, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022, at his residence.

He was born July 29, 1957 in Davie County, son of the late Wade Lee Haire and the late Barbara Jean Koontz Haire. Jim was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church. He loved to mow, work on lawnmowers and all other types of machines. Jim was an animal lover, especially his Dobermans and cats. He also loved to watch drag racing, Mecum Auctions and was a huge Dale Earnhardt fan. Jim cared deeply for his neighbors and the people in his community. He was a selfless person, who stayed ready to help a friend at any time during the day or night.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife of 32 years, Melanie McIntosh Haire; sons, Cody Lee Haire of Woodleaf, and Jacob Austin “Jake” Haire of Orlando, Fla.; mother-in-law, Brenda Hensley McIntosh of Woodleaf; and remaining members of the Koontz family.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:30 with Pastor Sue Moore officiating. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium at a later date.

Online condolences: www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be sent to: Doberman Rescue of the Triad or the National Rifle Association.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Haire family.