CHARLOTTE - James Harold Kirksey, 66, of 4208 Somerdale Lane, died March 21, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Morganton, son of the late Michael Adams and Hazel Harris Kirksey.
He was a member of the Oasis Temple of the Shrine.
He is survived by his wife Linda Whaley Kirksey; three children, Roxanne Kirksey Phillips and husband Chip of Mount Holly, Jennifer Kirksey Bradley and husband, Jeffrey of Rutherfordton, and Kyle Adams Kirksey of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Kylie, Jackson, and Yates Bradley and Carson Hazel Phillips.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Kirksey will be held noon Saturday at New Life Baptist Church in Mount Holly with the Rev.
Allen Foreman officiating.
Burial will follow at the Kirksey-Deck Family Cemetery in Dysartsville.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times will be at the home of Roxanne and Chip Phil-lips, 209 Margarette Avenue, Mount Holly.
Memorials may be made to New Life Baptist Church, 201 Oak Trail, Belmont, NC, 28012.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.