James Safley Sr.

James R. Safley Sr.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - James Robert Safley, Sr., 74, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

He was born in Rowan County, N.C., to the late Jesse and Scennie Safley. He was a U.S. Army veteran, worked at Naval Air Rework Facility and was a deacon at Fairview Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a son, James R. Safley Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anita J. Safley; a daughter, Sharron Jones and husband Dave; two sons, Michael Safley and wife Tonya and Christian Safley and wife Jill; two brothers, Henry William Safley and Jessie R. Safley; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service: A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veteran Cemetery by the Rev. Tom Spoors.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairview Church of Christ, 1112 Tatemstown Road, Chesapeake, VA 23325.

www.SturtevantFuneral Home.com

Published in Salisbury Post on Dec. 11, 2012