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“I was thinking about you the other day! Me and my friend was having a conversation about the night life we are so unaccustomed to now,, and I will...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Jordann - Cleveland, TN - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great guy. Although we knew him for a short time, and usually only seen him at the ballfield, that didn't...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Sommar Waters - Rutherfordton, NC

“My heart goes out to the James family. Mr. James was a great guy and was someone who everyone one loved. Every time I seen Mr. James he was smiling...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Jamiah Allen - NC

“Mrs. James, Kip, and Jarrett, I am truly sorry about your loss. I remember the first time that Mr. James walked into my classroom for a conference ...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Megan Gorski - Shelby, NC

“jeff i will never forget your kindness and how you always made me laugh. even if i was having the worst day seeing you would aiways make me smile....Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: amanda mcfarland - spindale, NC

“Jeff, I will remember you were a great friend & we were all blessed to have you in our lives. My heart is broken over your passing...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Cassie Fowler

“Here on earth we have lost a great friend, but up in Heaven they have gained a wonderful person that would do anything for anyone, When I heard that...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Jerry Havro - Forest City, NC

“I am truly sorry for your lost and he was a great friend. He would come up and speak to everyone at the wrestling shows. Crunk will be missed by...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Nelson - Ellenboro, NC

“Words cannot express the sorrow I felt when I heard the news. I hadn't seen "Crunk" in a long time, but could never forget what a funny, genuinely...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Kirstie Allison (Mike McCloud) - NC

“words cant express how deeply saddened i am at Crunks passing, he was such a good person and a loving friend. he was there for anybody that needed...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Pamela L GoffHarris - ELLENBORO, NC

“In life our paths never crossed, in death your story inspires. From my heart and family to yours may they feel the warmth of your memory and God's...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Mandi Skinner

“Alicia and boys may GOD hold you in his arms and let you feel love and peace in your life during this difficult time. Love you all! Sharon Willis ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Willis - Rutherfordton, NC

“I just met big Mike (SEW) and I knew Crunk from BHS (class of 90). They are both great men with good hearts. My prayer warriors (wife and kids) have...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Joey Wykel

“Praying for the family. .... ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Gloria Nesbitt - Lyman, SC

“It was an honor to know you Sir. I remember when I would come to the wrestling shows you and me would cut up before and after. You will be missed may...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Eddie McMullen - Lampasas, TX

“Sending Prayers to the James Family in Spartanburg and North Carolina ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Tanya Foster - Spartanburg, SC

“Crunk u will be missed. I remember u coming in the waffle house with your family and aggravating me. But u was always funny. Dewayne loved u like a...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Angela Burnette - ellenboro, NC

“Oh Crunk - We all are going to miss you! Your crazy stories, talking about them dang Tarheels and bashing Duke.. or your big bear hugs. You were def...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Kim Barnes - Charlotte, NC

“My Brother , My Hero , My Best Friend , hope there's alot of tissue up there in Heaven , Cause i know that you are gonna have all the other Angels ...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Randy "Rusty" James - Spartanburg, SC

“Jeff always had a smile on his face and had positive things to say. He enjoyed life and loved what he did. Every time he was around he brightened the...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Mike Ruppe - Forest City, NC

“Jeff, you were a great person to be around, I will forever cherish the moments i had being around you. Thank you for being a great friend, and a...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Tim Thomas - morganton, NC

“So sad this great man is no longer with us....He was a good friend,a great family man, someone so good, I guess God just wanted him home....I feel so...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Nancy Golio - Rutherfordton, NC

“Dear family I am so sorry for the loss of such a good man I personally never had a oppertunity to meet or work with him in wrestling but he is highly...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: kandy ryan - lenoir, NC

“Jeff you will be missed by many. You always knew how to make ppl laugh and were such a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: tereasa ion - rutherfordton, NC

“May GOD be with you all during this tragic time. So sorry for your loss. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Teresa Chandler

“I was very honored to have Jeff as mine and My husband Jason's friend. He always kept us laughing. He would get onto me about my car always being...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Crystal & Jason Warren - NC

“Alicia, Kip, Jarrett my thoughts and prayers are with you this time of need. You guys are like my 2nd family and I love you. Jeff has made so many...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Tina Robinson - Rutherfordton, NC

“I cant believe your gone. God must have need a BIG angel because he sure got one. We miss you and love you very much. Tracey and the kids are beyond...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Amy (MOM) Jones - phoenix, AZ

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Jeffrey "Crunk" James, age 43, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

He was a U S Army and Navy veteran serving three combat tours of duty. Jeff was a youth sports coach and served as a volunteer boxing coach. He was involved in the Youth Enpowerment for Cleveland and Rutherford Counties. Crunk was known as a father figure to many youth in the community. Many knew him as a gentle giant. He was a loving father, beloved husband, son brother and friend.
Crunk was an independent professional wrestler and enjoyed life to its maximum potential.

He is survived by his wife; Alicia James.

Two Sons:
Kip James
Jarrett James

His Mother:
Fannie James

One Sister:
Val James

Three Brothers:
Randy James
Mike James
Troni James

A Memorial Service will be at Pleasant View Community Church; Michael Drive, Forest City at 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 3, 2013 with Rev. Danny McCain, Rev. Jerry Vess and Preston Holland officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Visitation will follow the Military Honors in the church Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alicia James-Jeff James Memorial; Wells Fargo Bank; 137 Charlotte Road; Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139. An additional Memorial service will be held Friday at 4:00 P.M. at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Lyman, S C. Online guest register at McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Pleasant View Community Church Family Life Center

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