James William Stratton

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  • "Jim always had an encouraging word. He will be missed."
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James William Stratton 1926 - 2015
AIKEN, SC - Jim Stratton, beloved husband of Mary E. Stratton for 58 years passed gently into the arms of the presence of his Loving Savior, Jesus Christ on March 2, 2015.
Jim was the second of four sons born to Charles B. Stratton and Marie E. Stratton. Chuck and John had passed previously. His surviving brother, Richard, and his wife Pat live in Asheboro, NC.
Jim's son Jon Jay and his wife JoDee live in Castle Rock, Co. He has two grandsons, Tommy Lovelace who lives in Augusta, Ga. and Jack Lovelace who lives in Lakewood, Co.
Jim was a twelve year product of the Detroit, Michigan public school system plus one year at Lawrence Tech College. He became a Certified Purchasing Manager and in this capacity he worked with many companies in California, Arkansas, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and settled in Aiken, South Carolina in 1975 with the Harvey Hubbell Co. He also worked in Aiken with Therm-O-Disc and United Defense retiring in 1993.
His church friends urged him to take up the game of golf which he dearly loved.
Comments about his game were - how could he look so good and his score be so lousy.
Jim loved his church, Grace Church of Aiken, and Pastor Steve Taylor. He became a member in 1978 serving in capacities of Deacon, Elder, and Sunday school teacher. Two of his favorite bible verses were Romans 8:38-39. As he passed into his new life in heaven he was singing a line from The Statesmen Quartet "Goodbye World, Goodbye"
The memorial service will be on Saturday March 7, 2015 at Grace Church of Aiken located at 144 Talatha Church Rd. with family receiving friends at the church at 10:00AM with the service at 10:30AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Africa Fund at Grace Church.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2015