Jimmy Ray Bost
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KANNAPOLIS - Jim Bost, 73, beloved husband of Betty D. Bost, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, May 3, 2013 at CMC-NorthEast.
Jim was born on Jan. 1, 1940, in Gold Hill. He was the second New Year's baby for Rowan County. Jim was a son of the late William Raymond Bost and Ethel Sides Bost. He had many happy stories of growing up on a hard working farm.
Jim retired from Equity Office Properties where he was a building maintenance engineer responsible for all equipment functions at the Legacy Wachovia 30-story tower. Jim was well known as "Mr. Fix-It" because he could engineer it and build it. He stayed busy in retirement assisting people seeking his help.
Jim was one of a kind, unique, energetic, creative and hard working man who will be sorely missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Bost Troutman and Betty Bost Gandy; and four brothers, James Lee Bost, Ralph Lane Bost, Bobby Gene Bost and William Maurice Bost.
Jim is survived by his wife, Betty Downum Bost; sister, Edith Bost; brother, John Walter Bost; two nieces, Susie Wood and Cathy Bumgarden; and nephews, Perry Troutman and Jim Gary Bost.
Service: A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor David Mills of the United Church of God will officiate. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Concord.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service at Lady's Funeral Home.
Remembrances for the family may be made to www.ladysfuneralhome.com.Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Bost.
Published in Salisbury Post on May 5, 2013