James R. Shealy PDF Print E-mail

James Ralph Shealy, 79, of Columbia, died Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Lexington Medical Center.

He was born on August 21, 1939 and grew up in the St. Philip's Community in Newberry County. He was the son of Roy Pinner and Nellie Kibler Shealy. Mr. Shealy served in the US Air Force and SC Air National Guard. He retired from the LPA Group, Inc. a civil and structural engineering company with headquarters in Columbia, SC. He loved canoeing, cycling, NASCAR racing and cats. Mr. Shealy was active in the catch, spay/neuter and release program of stray cats in his neighborhood.

He is survived by a sister, Winona Gibson of Prosperity, SC; devoted friend, Sharon Kelly of Columbia, SC; two nephews, William Hentz, Jr. of Lexington, SC and John Hentz of Pelion, SC; a niece, Ruth Willis of Concord, NC; six great nieces and nephews, Jason Stutts, Ashleigh Hentz, Al Hentz, Shelby Willis, Andrew Willis and Mary Willis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 3, 2018, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Pets, Inc., 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170.

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#5 Heather 2018-12-08 12:22
May Jehovah God sustain you at this time of such great loss.
#4 Frederick N 2018-12-06 06:26
To the Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me. However, I found this scripture helpful. At 2 Cor 1:3,4 it says: “3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
One thing the Bible states that has helped is what Jesus said at John5:28,29: “28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;”
Hopefully these few texts can help your family during this time as it has for me.
#3 Bob Steele 2018-12-03 15:46
I remember working with Jim many years ago at LPA. Jim will be miss by many people, but I trust he is at peace with Jesus. May the Lord bring peace to the family...that is my prayer...
#2 Dana H Werts 2018-12-03 07:36
So sorry to here about Mr. Jim's passing. Just remembering our paddling days together.
#1 Ms Allison 2018-12-01 11:33
Please except my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.