James Kidd Endsley

Born in Lewisburg, TN on September 29, 1929

Departed on September 29, 2011 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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ENDSLEY, James K. "Jim", was born September 29, 1929 and passed away 2011 surrounded by his loving family September 29, 2011 at the age of 82. Jim was born and raised in Lewisburg, TN. He was one of seven children. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He served his country in the Navy where he was stationed in San Diego, CA. Later in life he served as commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. During his working years he was a supervisor for Dupont for 25 years. He had many hobbies and passions throughout his life including camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and restoring cars. He had the ability to make anything with his hands including knives and guns. He is preceded in death by parents, Virgil and Erma Endsley; sister, Catherine Braizer; brother, Wilfred Endsley; He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carlene Endsley; children, Sharon Chris Cockrill and Jim Christe Endsley; grandchildren, Jeff Wall, Jon Wall, Stephanie Morgan, and Brittni Endsley; brother, Buford Endsley; sisters, Aline Pigue, Janis Endsley, and Brenda Day; 4 great-grandchildren also survive. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Norman Slate officiating. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and also prior to the service on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. at HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 615 824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

7 Comments to James Kidd Endsley

  1. John Davidson
    September 30, 2011 12:00 am

    I enjoyed working with Jim for many years at the DuPont Old Hickory site. He will be missed but I am sure he is walking with our Lord.

  2. Charlie Jones
    September 30, 2011 12:00 am

    I worked with Jim for several years at DuPont. He was a great guy to work with and just to be around. He helped this young Welll, USED to be whippersnapper navigate the local politics and personalities. His sense of humor ran to the dry side, and he always set himself in the background, but always got done what was needed. He was always talking about his children and what they were up to. I’ll surely miss him, though I haven’t kept up with him lately. Isn’t that the sad case of many of us? Let’s do better! My thoughts and condolences to Carlene and the family.

  3. John and Shirley Davis
    October 1, 2011 12:00 am

    Shirley and I have been neighbors of Jim and Carlene since we moved here in 1989. We have also known their grandsons Jeff and Jon and their daughter Sharon. We will miss seeing Jim in his yard and tending his garden. We hope to see Carlene for many years to come.

  4. Debbie Endsley
    October 2, 2011 12:00 am

    He was an amazing man, one that I was very fortunate to be related to. He will be truly missed. There is nothing he could not do and he did it to make it perfect nothing was ever half done and looked like it was never used.
    To Aunt Carlene, no man could ever had a better wife, one that stood by till the very end. You are special to me.I love you dearly.
    To Sharon and Jim, I cannot imagine the loss you have nor do I want to
    I love all of you and you without a doubt have big shoes to fill. May God take care of all you.

    Debbie

  5. Tammy L. Endsley Isley
    October 2, 2011 12:00 am

    I am so very pleased to say that this man is my Uncle and I love him and his family very much. We grew up so close to them. He is going to be very missed by our family, especially my dad, he is going to miss his little brother very very much. I LOVE Y’ALL!!

  6. Pam Forsythe
    October 3, 2011 12:00 am

    Aunt Carlene, Sharon & Jimmy,
    Words cannot express my deep sorrow on the passing of Uncle Jim.
    I know your feeling of loss is immense and hope the comfort of your family and friends can help. I was thinking of him showing those home movies and how his dry commentary would crack me up; for a man of few words, those few words were usually memorable.I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone who had such gifted hands as Uncle Jim; the man could do anything. I know he loved his Model T but I really admired his muscial instruments. I know Sharon and Jimmy take comfort in the presence of those hands in Sharon’s beautiful home and Jimmy’s “ranch”.
    Of course, Aunt Carlene sees it everywhere in their home. He had a good life, gave others great joy ad we all loved him well.
    Rest in peace, Uncle Jim,
    Love,
    Pam

  7. Lynda Sullivan Smith
    October 3, 2011 12:00 am

    To the Endsley Family:
    I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to your family in your great loss. I can remember your family from the 1960’s when you would visit Buford and Eva and family. Carlene, I don’t know if you can recall but my father and mother were Lester and Virginia Sullivan and we lived the first house on the hill just before the Endsley’s. My parents were great friends and neighbors of Buford and Eva and I can recall how much they looked forward to your visits. I remember Sharon especially playing with the Endsley kids. I just wanted to let you know that I am having fond memories of those days myself and wanted to let you know that I remember youall and wanted to express my feelings to you.
    Take care and May God Bless You All.
    Love,
    Lynda Sullivan Smith