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James Sizemore

September 22, 1936 — March 19, 2023

Kernersville Chapel

James Sizemore

James "Big Jim" Sizemore, 86, passed turn four and kept on going passed the checkered flag to see St. Peter on Sunday March 19, 2023. He was born on September 22, 1936, in Yadkin County to Gracie Stanley and Winfield Sizemore. Big Jim is now telling St. Peter his amazing stories; from picking tobacco as a teenager with his brother Jerry, playing football at Booneville High School, racing against the Allison brothers at Oglethorpe Speedway, working on fighter jets at Hunter Air Force Base, to working on Crawfish Crowder's Grand National car at Bowman Gray!

Big Jim was an avid Marty Stuart, Green Bay Packer, Yarbrough, Turner, Parsons, Gant, Radford, and Ray Hendrick fan. And most recently Chastain and Reddick.

A first career in printing followed by a second career in sales, Big Jim was a volunteer coach at the Walkertown Wolfpack Booster club in the 1970s.

In addition to his parents, Big Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Sizemore

He is survived by his children, Christine Sizemore, Diane Winchester (Colin), Bryan (Lori), and Greg; grandchildren, Andrea Stone (Ryan White), Elizabeth Douglas (Donte), Alex Stone (Britt), Katherine Engle (Justin), Joshua Winchester, Cooper Grayson Sizemore, Samuel Levi Clifford Middleton Sizemore, Anna Sizemore, and Lukas Sizemore; great grandchildren; Dorian Stone, and Kayla Blakeney. He is also survived by his former spouse and mother of his children, Jean Schlotfeldt.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Edgewood Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, and his Crew: Joe, Jeff, Robin, Kim, Maria, The Shepherd’s Center Call Staff, Meals on Wheels, Claire, Margret, Todd, and good friend Roy.

A graveside service for Big Jim will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 24, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gardens of Memory - Walkertown


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