James Lee Sale, Jr.

28 July, 194019 May, 2021

James Lee Sale, Jr. (Jimmy) 80, was called home by his Lord and Savior on May 19, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on July 28, 1940 and soon moved to Tampa, FL. Jimmy attended local schools and played on the baseball team at H.B. Plant High School where he graduated in the landmark class of '58. He attended FSU where he was a member of ATO Fraternity before joining the Marine Corps in 1962 and continued in the Reserves until 1967. He was a member of the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the Merrymakers Club. He operated #1 Davis Boulevard's parking garage for years and then joined the Ferman Motor Car Company where he served in several positions and locations until his retirement. He was an active and dedicated member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church where he served as an usher for numerous years. Jimmy enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing, looking for shark teeth, watching boxing and golf, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Descended from the pioneer Spencer family, who came to Florida in 1845, he was predeceased by his parents, James Lee Sale, Sr. and Virginia Spencer Sale and his sister, Mary Virginia Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Dianne Sale, sons James Lee Sale, III (Laura) and Joseph Michael Sale. Along with his five grandchildren, Coleman, Fischer, Marlo (Cale), Roman and Ramzi. His nieces Ginger Proctor (Brian) and Mary Win Proudfoot (Bob) and several great nieces and nephews. He loved many other relatives and friends including the Ferman family and lifetime friend, Fred Frankland.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 11:30 am at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt Street in Tampa with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hyde Park United Methodist Church or Metropolitan Ministries. The family is very grateful and would like to thank Hospice for their care and our neighbors who have been very supportive during this difficult time.


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Sandy Foster

13 June 2021

So sorry for your loss. Jim was a friendly, warm person, and good neighbor. Glad we had the opportunity to be neighbors. I'll remember the many times I would see Jim walk his beloved dog, Buckle, and he'd stop to say hello. May your own precious memories of the time you had together bless you. Praying you feel God's comfort and peace during this time. From the Bible we know that Jesus knew the pain of losing a loved one, Lazarus, as the Bible said Jesus wept. It is through Jesus that we have the hope of resurrection and the hope to be reunited with our loved ones (John 3:16). God bless you, Sandy & Jim

Heather and Robert Belco

11 June 2021

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of our wonderful neighbor Jim…he was the nicest, sweetest man who loved his family with his whole heart! He will be sorely missed…our only comfort is knowing he is at peace and no longer suffering. He will be in our hearts and memories always!
Rob, Heather, Taylor and Lauren Belco

Dianne Sale

7 June 2021

To my loving, caring, kind husband I will treasure our 44 years together and cherish all the wonderful memories we made together. You are a part of my heart that can never be taken away. I love you and our family and know that one day we will all be together again.

Marc & Diana Vansco

7 June 2021

We write this with heavy hearts our deepest Condolences to Dianne, Joe, Lee and the rest of the Sale's Family.
Jimmy was our wonderful neighbor of 9 years and we will remember our dear friend as a kind caring and generous Man who adored his wife and family.
He has touched our hearts and we will always think of him in a beautiful light with a wonderful smile taking Buckles on a walk. Rest in Peace Jimmy
Love ,
Marc Diana and Noah

Suzanne Powers

26 May 2021

Sending love and condolences to Dianne, Joe and the whole family.
Jim was a big part of our lives, too, and we shall all miss him.
Suzanne & Bill Powers

Ana Corso

24 May 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss... may God bless his soul, and give you all strength during this difficult time.....

Masses said for the soul of James Lee Sale requested by the Corso family:
*June 2 and 4 at St Joseph Hospital Chapel at noon.
*September 25th at St Lawrence Catholic Church at 4:00pm
*1 year masses said in his name: Missionaries Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Belleville, Illinois

Fayette Hollis

23 May 2021

So sad to hear of the loss of another H.B. Plant High School Class of 1958 classmate. I knew Jimmy for over 70 years.

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