Obituary For James Elton McGhee
March 18, 1946 - May 8, 2022

James Elton McGhee, 76, of Bassett, VA, passed on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.

A funeral service will be held 2pm Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Faith Baptist Church, 348 Clarence Martin Rd, Bassett, VA 24055. Burial will follow at Wyatt Family Cemetery, 35 Peaceful Lane, Bassett, VA. A visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the ceremony, from 1-2pm.

James was born March 18, 1946, in Norfolk, VA, to the late Henry McGhee and Lovell Sanford McGhee. After high school, James received his associate’s degree. He worked as a cutter for Bassett-Walker, Inc. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Bassett. James enjoyed working in his yard and being outside. He loved his family.

He is survived by his son, Jason McGhee and wife, Cathy of Eden, NC; grandchildren, Aubrey and Lucas McGhee of Eden, NC; mother, Lovell Sanford McGhee of Collinsville, VA; brother, Carl McGhee of Collinsville, VA; sister, Shirley Brice (Jim) of Clifton, VA.

In addition to his father, James is preceded in death by his loving wife, Irma Louise Janney McGhee; son, James E McGhee, Jr.

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