Hill Funeral Home

11723 South Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI


James Roy Felts

January 30, 1930June 3, 2019

James R. Felts of Grand Blanc, age 89 passed away peacefully at his home June 3, 2019. James was born in Paragould, Arkansas, the son of the late Roy and Lola (Ellington) Felts. He was the eldest of four siblings. James served his country with the US Army Air Corps. He worked at AC Spark Plug for 30 years, then proceeded to own three other businesses in Grand Blanc, Flint, and Georgia. He had his own airplane that he enjoyed flying for many years and was an avid golfer. He golfed in all 50 states and never tired of telling his golfing stories. James enjoyed carpentry and built several homes with the help of son Dean and many friends and helped them with their homes over the years as well. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Emma (Willey) Felts; son, Dean (Nancy) Felts; daughter, Susan (Tim) Farner; grandson, Jared (Nicole) Farner, Kyle Farner; brothers: Gary (Pat) Felts, Jerome (Anita) Felts; sister, Annette Clark; one brother-in-law, J. Edward (Juanita) Willey; sister-in-laws: Jackie Willey, Imogene Willey; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to niece Retha for helping with his care. There will be a private family memorial at the Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date.


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Rhona McBride

June 8, 2019

Dear Emma, Dean and Sue,
Sending my sincere condolences on the passing of Jim. He was so soft spoken and yet had such a twinkle in his eye. May your memories bring you joy