James B. Patelidas

james patelidas
James B. Patelidas, 71, of Candler, died Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the VA Medical Center following a period of declining health. Mr. Patelidas was a native of Asheville and was preceded in death by his parents, Spiro and Ella Bogle Patelidas and a sister, Jane McJunkin. Jim was educated in the Asheville city schools and graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School and Warren Wilson College with a degree in Social Work. He was an Army veteran, stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA, and was the owner of Wagon Wheel Antiques on Main Street, Hendersonville (later relocated to Maggie Valley). He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church which he joined at the age of five, along with his brothers and sisters in 1946. Surviving are his sisters and brothers, Mary P. Mann (Paul), Joe Patelidas, Katherine P. Frazier (Opie), William J. Patelidas (Pat), Thomas H. Patelidas (Mary Ann) and Judy B. Morris; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Rodney H. Hagans, Jr., officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Fuel Fund, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. Tom, Mary Ann and all the family

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Love You.

  2. Tommy & Family, I was sorry to hear of the death of your brother,
    Jimmy. Jimmy as all the members of your family was always a credit to the West Asheville community. Our
    sympathies to the entire family.

  3. We are deeply sadden by the passing of our dear friend Jim. He was a part of our ‘family’ as well and we will surely miss him. God’s peace to the Patelidas family.

  4. We were so saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. We will continue to keep all the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jimmy and I were good friends in the 10th grade at Lee Edwards. We spent a lot of our lunch hour in his car that he parked on the road in front of the school smoking.He also worked at the Imperial Theater. I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

  6. Dear Bill and all the family, Our prayers are with you in the passing of your dear brother. I know he will be missed greatly. May our LORD comfort you as only HE can.
    Love, Christina and Rachel

  7. my sincere condolence to all the family
    i went to school with Jim
    he was always a great guy
    so sorry for your loss

  8. I just recently heard of Jim’s death
    .He helped me start Village Green Antique Mall in 1982. We were very close for many years-until he moved back to Maggie Valley. We had a very special relationship A little part of my heart died when I heard of his passing. I would love to hear from some of the family. Sincerely, Myra [Wood] Jansen My e-mail is vgam@bellsouth.net

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