James Coyett Passmore

Published 10:59 am Thursday, November 20, 2014

James Coyett Passmore, 69, 701 Poga Road, Butler, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at his residence.
A native of Macon County, N.C., he was a son of the late Troy and Eula Morgan Passmore. He had lived in Carter County for the past 23 years.
James was a graduate of Nantahala High School and wass a retired roofer. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of Stone Mountain Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Passmore, and a brother, Carroll Passmore.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Wanda Potter Passmore; a daughter, Jessica York and husband Scott, Winchester, Ky.; a son, James C. Passmore Jr. and wife Jamie Nicole, Thomasville, N.C.; his step-children, Donnie, Shelia and Wayne; a foster daughter, Diedra Passmore, Galax, Va.; seven grandchildren, including a special grandson, Christopher Dugger; three great-grandchildren; six brothers and sister-in-laws, Clyde and Polly Passmore, Dandridge, Tenn., Gary and Kathy Passmore, Archdale, N.C., Kenneth and Cathy Passmore, Topton, N.C., Bill and Barbara Passmore, Dillard, Ga., Clint and Sue Passmore, Archdale, N.C., and Carl and Glestie Young, Jamestown, N.C.; two sisters, Carolyn Winfrey, Jasper, Ga., and Joyce Mashburn, Topton, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Passmore will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, November 21, at Stone Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. Leroy Kelly and the Rev. Joe Browning Jr. officiating. Music will be provided by Kenneth and Cathy Passmore. Interment will follow in the Stone Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Scott York, James Passmore Jr., Bradley Passmore, Clyde Passmore, Kenneth Passmore, Carl Young and Jordan Guy. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Trivette, Carl Cable, Jim Guy and Wayne Lowe. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Amedisys Hospice. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion. The body will be taken to the Stone Mountain Baptist Church at noon Thursday where friends may call at any time until the service hour on Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Passmore family.