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James Norris "Jim" Sullivan

Visitation:
Monday, June 5, 2017
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Kenova United Methodist Church
503 15th Street
Kenova, WV 25530

Service:
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
1:00 PM
Kenova United Methodist Church
503 15th Street
Kenova, WV 25530

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JAMES (JIM) NORRIS SULLIVAN, 74, of Kenova, a purveyor of fine stuff, servant, leader and amazing family man went to be with the Lord on June 1, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was born August 28, 1942, in Huntington, a son of the late James Lee and Norma Snyder Sullivan of Kenova. Raised as a Christian from a young boy, Jim was a member of the Kenova United Methodist Church. He graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School, Class of 1960, where he served as Class President. He continued to remain close to his high school friends throughout his life which brought him great joy. Prior to attending college, he proudly served in United States Air Force as a Communication Specialist for SAC and served four years in Texas, California and Alaska. He then graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor's and Master's in Business Administration. He began his career at Xerox Corporation in Sales and Management for 10 years and then worked the next 35 years in various brokerage firms retiring in 2006 as a Vice President of Financial Services from Solomon Smith Barney. Jim loved the communities in which he lived and the people whom he served. It was his passion second only to his family. He was twice President of the Charleston American Business Club and served as the District Director of the Charleston region. He served on the South Charleston Planning and Zoning Board as well as a member of Kenova City Council. He was also very committed to his local and national Rotary Clubs serving as the President of both the South Charleston Rotary and Ceredo-Kenova chapters. He was also a Paul Harris fellow. He also served most recently as the President of the Wayne County Library Board. He is survived by his wonderful and loving wife of 21 years, Mary Lou Sullivan; his two beautiful children, James L. (Tonia) Sullivan and Lisa Michelle Sullivan, both of Charleston, W.Va.; his special, loving stepdaughters, Merritt Henderson of Atlanta, Ga., and Megan (Doug) Harrison of Roanoke, Va.; two grandsons, Trevor and Sawyer Harrison, also of Roanoke, Va.; his brothers, Roger L Sullivan of Columbus, Ohio, and Dick (Carol) Sullivan of South Point, Ohio; two special aunts, Ruby Snyder and Margaret Hinkle; and one uncle, Ray Snyder; special nieces and nephews with a special recognition to Tim Sullivan of Columbus, Ohio; the mother of his children, Rosemary Lingsch; Jill Sullivan, who was like a daughter to him; and a very special family friend, Sandy Doll. The family would like to give very special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Staci Smith, Dr. Tim Saxe, Rebecca Walsh R.N. and Hospice House for the exceptional, unrelenting care and kindness they gave to Jim. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Kenova United Methodist Church. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the Kenova United Methodist Church with burial immediately after at Ridgelawn Memorial Park in Huntington. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington or Kenova United Methodist Church Building Fund. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.







 


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