James "Hal" Montgomery

James 'Hal' Montgomery


Funeral for James "Hal" Montgomery, 82, of Decatur will be Friday, January 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church with Brother Randy Sharpe and Brother Chuck Bass officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Shoal Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mr. Montgomery, who died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Floyd "Tutt" Fann Veterans Home, was born July 27, 1930, in Lawrence County to Tandy Clifton Montgomery and Ruby Beatrice Dover Montgomery. He was retired from Amoco Chemical Corporation and served in the United States Army. He was Baptist in faith. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patsy Joyce Montgomery; brother, Bobby Montgomery; and sister, Dorothy Montgomery.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carol Jean Johnson Montgomery; two sons, Jerry D. Montgomery of Countryside, Ill., and Brian K. Montgomery of Decatur; four brothers, Raymond "Sam" Montgomery of Speake, Leamon "Bud" Montgomery of Burr Ridge, Ill., Billy Montgomery of Decatur and Thomas Montgomery of Moulton; five grandchildren, Casey Montgomery,

Janae Montgomery, Jimmy Montgomery,

Jordan Montgomery, and Caleb Montgomery; and three great- grandchildren, Christian Montgomery,

Cameron Montgomery and Gianna Montgomery.

Pallbearers will be Casey Montgomery, Rick Montgomery, Mark Montgomery, Sammie Montgomery, Cecil Ashley and Dwight Taylor.

In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shoal Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Alacare Hospice and Hospice of North Alabama.

Published in the Decatur Daily on Jan. 24, 2013