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James Sale
1940 - 2021
Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Macdill Chapel
Tampa, FL
SALE, James Lee Jr. "Jimmy" 80, was called home by his Lord and Savior on May 19, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on July 28, 1940 and soon moved to Tampa, FL. Jimmy attended local schools and played on the baseball team at H.B. Plant High School where he graduated in the landmark class of 1958. He attended FSU where he was a member of ATO Fraternity before joining the Marine Corps in 1962 and continued in the Reserves until 1967. He was a member of the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the Merrymakers Club. He operated #1 Davis Boulevard's parking garage for years and then joined the Ferman Motor Car Company where he served in several positions and locations until his retirement. He was an active and dedicated member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church where he served as an usher for numerous years. Jimmy enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing, looking for shark teeth, watching boxing and golf, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Descended from the pioneer Spencer family, who came to Florida in 1845, he was predeceased by his parents, James Lee Sale, Sr. and Virginia Spencer Sale; and his sister, Mary Virginia Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Dianne Sale; sons, James Lee Sale III and Joseph Michael Sale. Along with his five grandchildren, Coleman, Fischer, Marlo (Cale), Roman and Ramzi. His nieces Ginger Proctor (Brian) and Mary Win Proudfoot (Bob) and several great-nieces and nephews. He loved many other relatives and friends including the Ferman family and lifetime friend, Fred Frankland. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 11:30 am at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt Street in Tampa with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hyde Park United Methodist Church or Metropolitan Ministries. The family is very grateful and would like to thank Hospice for their care and our neighbors who have been very supportive during this difficult time.
Published by Tampa Bay Times from May 30 to May 31, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Hyde Park United Methodist Church
500 W. Platt Street, Tampa, FL
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Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Macdill Chapel
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I was sad to read of Jimmy's passing. We went to Plant High together, and I have very fond memories of our friendship. I loved watching him play baseball, enjoyed his family, and he gave "gentleman" his own sweet definition. I returned to Tampa in my 30's, lo and behold, there was my friend Jimmy parking my car! So happy to see him! I am sure your loss is great, and that you are grieving for this wonderful person you called your own. God watch over you and give you comfort. Sincerely, Doris Dyche PHS Class of '59
Doris Dyche Ward
July 17, 2021
Joe and Family

So sorry for loss May God give you peace at this time. Keep memories close to your heart. May his memory be eternal
Skip higdon
June 13, 2021
The U.S. Marines, Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and Associate Members of the E. T Brisson Detachment #063 of the Marine Corps League in Naples, Florida, hereby salute and recognize James Sale for serving God and his country by becoming a United States Marine. We honor his memory and valiant service to our Corps and our great Nation. Please accept our heartfelt sentiments as a token of our esteem and admiration of his L’Esprit du Corps. Semper Fidelis.

Marines of the Marine Corps League Naples, Florida
Served In Military Together
May 31, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but your special memories can help you & your family cope. Remembering your loved one today and always. Please except my deepest sympathies.
Simone Taylor
May 30, 2021
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