Rev. James Robert Messer, 70, of Live Oak, FL ., passed away on March 4, 2013, at his residence after a extended illness.
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Born February 5, 1943, in Brockport, New York, to the late James and Mary Judd Messer. He enjoyed boating and model trains, He was a member of the Suwanee Barber Shop Quartet, and the Live Oak Pastors Association, Jim was assistant Pastor for three years at Port Orange United Methodist Church and Pastor of Wellborn and Huntsville United Methodist Churches. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors included his loving wife of 26 years Mary Jane Messer, two sons; James B Messer (Rachel) of Columbus, Ga., James F Conners (Kristen) of Clifton Springs, NY., daughter, Sherry L. Rogers of Billings MT., sister,Gloria Jean Tabor, aunt Marily Schleede, four grandchildren,three great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Wellborn United Methodist Church with Rev. James Richardson officiating. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 15 Children's Way, Enterprise, Fl., 32725. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl., 32025, (386) 752-1954
Published in Lake City Reporter on Mar. 22, 2013