James B. Lemmons

December 15, 1932 - November 29, 2013
James B. Lemmons

James B. Lemmons, 80, passed away on November 29, 2013 in New Port Richey, Florida. James was born on December 15, 1932 to Norman & Ruby Lemmons in Madison, South Carolina. He moved to New Port Richey in 1971 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Yvonne (Jean) Lemmons. He is survived by his son James Lemmons Jr.; daughters Betty Martin & Tammie Leonis; brother Jack Jones; 5 grandchildren, Adam Lemmons, Shawn Martin, Qulia Hyman, Samuel Martin & Tiffany Leonis and 3 great-grandchildren, Taylor Singletary, Dylan Lemmons & Jacklynn Martin. His grandchildren knew James lovingly as Pop Pop, the name given to him by his eldest grandson Adam Lemmons.

He began his military career in 1950 and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1971. During his service he was a Jet Engine Mechanic Instructor and opened a school in Dover, Delaware. James was awarded a commendation metal for his efforts in opening the school. A recently found document reads:

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
THE AIR FORCE COMMENDATION MEDAL
TO
JAMES B. LEMMONS

Master Sergeant James B. Lemmons distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as the Project Noncommissioned Officer for establishing and implementing the Twenty-First Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School from 10 March 1970 to 31 January 1971. During this period, Sergeant Lemmons, without funds, located and acquired all the necessary equipment, established a one hundred and thirty hour curriculum, and selected a highly qualified facility. In performing this task Sergeant Lemmons continually demonstrated keen, mature judgment, effective leadership and outstanding organizational ability, which resulted in the school becoming a fully accredited institution. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Lemmons reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

After leaving the Air Force, James took college courses and opened his own electrical business. He maintained his business, Lemmons Electric, until he retired and turned it over to his son James Lemmons Jr.

The last full day of James? life was spent with his family on Thanksgiving. He was able to see all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren one final time. He was surrounded by the love of his family before passing peacefully the following evening. He will forever be remembered as the strong, loving man who was always there to take care of his family.


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  • November 30, 2013
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • December 01, 2013
    Sherry(Dixie) Clifton says:
    We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  • December 01, 2013
    Patricia(Patty} Edinburgh says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim's passing. Prayers to all of the family & friends.

  • December 01, 2013
    Nancy Luke says:
    Such a sad time for this family, but you are blessed to have so many lovely (and loving) memories of your Dad and Pop-Pop. Jim was like a second father to me during some very sad as well as happy times in my own life. Utmost love, respect, and condolences to all of you.

  • December 04, 2013
    Sue Glover says:
    Deepest sympathy to the entire family. I had a great respect for "Senior". My late father thought the world of him and his family. God bless

  • December 04, 2013
    Jeff & Jennifer Roberts says:
    All our Love, Prayers and Condolences go out to your family. We are very sorry for your loss.

  • December 23, 2013
    jane halfon says:
    Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Jim will be missed for a long time to come. He was always smiling and happy go lucky. That is how he will be remembered. Love, jane and Danielle

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