James 'Jimmy' Killian Sr.
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CHINA GROVE - James Albert "Jimmy" Killian, Sr., 57, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Lincolnton on Jan. 30, 1955, he was a son of the late Marvin Killian Sr. and Margie Farmer Killian. Jimmy had honorably and proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
A hard working man who could fix anything, Jimmy was a certified ASE mechanic, having worked for several car dealerships. He had also been a refinery inspector for Shell Oil Company.
A loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, Jimmy will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, a son, George Cleary, preceded him in death.
Surviving family members include his wife, Bonnie Killian; sons Eric J. Cleary (Yvette) of Chalmette, La., and James Killian Jr., (Julie) of Kansas City, Mo.; his daughter, Jamie M. Fuzette of the home; his sisters, Linda Lombardo (Joseph), Rhonda Barton (Howard) and Eva Bachenheimer (Dan); brothers Marvin Killian (Cindy) and Alan Killian (Sandra); grandchildren Eric Joseph Matlock, Aaron Cleary, Evan Bass and Cooper and Amelia Killian.
Service: A memorial graveside service to remember and celebrate Jimmy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Salisbury National Cemetery (Statesville Boulevard site). Military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps and Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be made at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com
Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Killian family.
Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 9, 2013