James Leroy McFeeters, age 67, of
Faubush, Kentucky, passed to his rest on Saturday, October 29,
2016 in Somerset, Kentucky.
James was born August 26, 1949, in
National City, California, to Paul Cornelius McFeeters and the
late Helen Marie Emley McFeeters. He married Catherine Marie
Taylor on December 20, 1981. Always fascinated by science,
astronomy, technology, and the outdoor world, James was an
excellent craftsman from an early age. He designed and built his
own telescope as a teenager, crafted his own furniture, pens,
bowls, and other wooden items, and even made a wooden cedar
strip canoe, which became his pride and joy. Education was
important to him. He held a private pilot’s license and earned
his masters’ degree in Computer Science. He spent the last 19
years of his 37-year teaching career at Somerset Community
College. James was a member of the Somerset Seventh-day
Adventist Church, where he was a church elder and a Pathfinder
He is survived by his father, Paul
McFeeters of Loma Linda, California; his wife, Catherine
McFeeters of Faubush, Kentucky; three sons, Daniel McFeeters
(and wife Kristina) of Whitley City, Kentucky, Timothy McFeeters
of South Bend, Indiana, and Andrew McFeeters, of Seale, Alabama;
a sister, Sharon Mackin, of Chico, California; a brother, Dr.
Gary McFeeters, of San Diego, California, nephews and nieces,
and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his
mother, Helen Marie Emley McFeeters, and by his first wife, Ardi
Visitation will be Thursday, November
3, from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Somerset Seventh-day Adventist
Funeral service will be held
Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 pm at the Somerset Seventh-day
Adventist Church, with Pastor Samuel Solér officiating.
Interment will take place at the Southern Oaks Cemetery.
of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Adventist
Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) 12501 Old Columbia Pike,
Silver Springs, MD 20904,
or Adventist Frontier Missions PO Box 286 Berrien Springs, MI