James Robert Church Sr.

January 14, 1937January 10, 2021

James Robert Church, Sr., age 83, passed away at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Facility January 10, 2021. Born January 14, 1937 to Jessie P. Church and Myrtle Mae Ferguson in WV. James was a carpenter who enjoyed building houses. He loved to eat, watch westerns and any show about nature. He was a kind and simple man who believed in working hard and taking care of his family. He was liked and loved by so many.

Surviving relatives include his spouse of 56 years, Dorothy Mae Church; his four children, daughter Wanda Jenkins and her husband Craig, sons, James R. Church, Jr. and wife Lisa, Christopher R. Church and wife Brandi and Brian Carter. Siblings to include John Henry Church of Chicago, Illinois, Joyce Ann Barker of Marion, Virginia, Judy Carol Belton of Albany, Georgia, Dorothy Louise Boyette of Americus Georgia, and Buddy Joe Church of Fairfax, Virginia. Eleven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Services are private with a celebration of his life at a later date.

Condolences and memories of James may be offered to the Church family by visiting The Church family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Private at a later date


James Robert Church Sr.

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Judy carol Slappey

January 16, 2021

I only met Bob when he was building Dot’ house. He did a beautiful job! Dot’s like a sister to me. Know how she feels! I lost a brother and daughter in the last two years! I give your family my thoughts and prayers! Bless you all!

Danese Ferguson Divers

January 15, 2021

S o sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin James Robert Church Sr. Bob is what we all called him. He was a great guy and was easy going Me and my brothers and sisters would come down to Virginia with our Mom and Dad to see our Grandma. We would have a good time with all of our cousins. Bob will truly be missed by his family and his Brothers and Sisters and all of his cousins. Love ❤❤ Prayers 🙏🙏🙏 to everyone. RIP Bob

Ralph Church

January 15, 2021

Remembering James (Bob - as I know him) . He and I grew up together in a small village called Stony Battery in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Bob was compassionate about taking care and watching out for his younger cousins and brothers. As Bob and I grew older he joined the Navy and after high school I too joined the Navy. I did not see Bob of bout 3 years later as we both met on the streets of Hali-fax, Nova Scotia. There we talked and both returned to our ships and never saw each other again until we met in Marion, Virginia about 42 years later at his sister Joyce's house. My sorrows go out to him. My prayers also go out to his family and friends.
God bless all the family .
Ralph Church
2707 North Colfax Cr.
Plano, TX 75075

Dorothy Boyette

January 14, 2021

To my Beloved brother. It leaves a big hole in my heart to know you are no longer with us. You are going to be missed. I see you everyday in my house that you helped build. I will never forget the good times we had. Dorothy really enjoyed being there with . We had such a good time time. You had so much patience and kindness . You had such wonderful ideals, some I didn’t know what you were talking about but turned out so good. You were such a good carpenter. I will always remember your postive attitude. Everyone that meet you liked you. It’s amazing how much my little old ladies that I played cards with loved you. You enjoyed playing with them. You are going to be missed but never forgotten. I know I will see you again . Love your little sister Dot

Pam Matherly

January 14, 2021

Sending condolences to Sharon Church and her family on the passing of her uncle Bob.

Wanda Jenkins

January 14, 2021

I miss you so much. I love you more than I could ever say. You were the best dad a girl could ask for. Life will surly be different without you here. I hope you know that I will do my very best to take care of mom. Thank you for getting those Pear trees for me because now I will always be reminded of you when I look out my kitchen window. I know that someday I will see you again and as you use to say to me instead of goodbye, "Later". I love you!!

Belinda Hayes

January 12, 2021

I would like to send my sympathy to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Uncle Bob and Aunt Dorothy was always like a second set of parents to us as we were growing up. I have a lot of wonderful memories of Uncle Bob that I will never forget and always cherish. We were always close as a family and one of the many good times is when we had dinners together. He always had a positive mind and one of his favorite sayings is “Mind Over Matter”. You will be greatly missed.

Brittany Holstein

January 12, 2021

We Love and Miss You so very much already Uncle Bob! You are now reunited with grandpa (your brother) and of course my daddy as well. I still remember the last time we got to see you and Aunt Dorothy and went to Hardee’s for breakfast, it was only one of the many good memories Uncle Bob. Earth may have lost you but Heaven gained an amazing angel, for sure! You are now our angel looking over us. Rest In Peace & Fly High! This isn’t Goodbye, but only a see you later and until we meet again we will always miss you.

Sharon Church

January 11, 2021

This is my Uncle Bob. We Loved him so much. We will truly miss him. When our Dad passed away he (his brother) he stepped up. Growing up we all were so close to him and Aunt Dorothy which continued over the years. He always had such a positive attitude about everything. He had overcome so much throughout his life. He was not just a wonderful Uncle. He was a wonderful Husband , Dad, Granddad , Brother, Son , Son-In-Law , Brother - In - Law Nephew and friend. He was a good man all the way around. I must say the man loved his food. You always knew he was alright when he was eating. He took care of his family. He will always have a special place in my heart as well as many others. May He Rest In Peace.
We love and miss you so much already.