Kilgroe Funeral Home

1750 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL



May 29, 1943June 22, 2020

James Douglas Sollie, 77, of Trussville, Alabama, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020. Mr. Sollie served in the United States Navy for 6 years and served the City of Moody, Alabama as Mayor for 8 years. He is a member of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Ben M. Jacobs Masonic Lodge in Pell City. Mr. Sollie was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Mary Evelyn Sollie as well as a daughter, Robin Sollie Rich. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Sollie, a son, Jeffery Sollie, his step mother, Jewel Sollie, two sisters, Mary Burnett and Carolyn Alverson, his grandchildren, Mary Sollie, Jordan Sollie, Emily Rich Johnston, Joshua Rich and his great grandchild, Acacia Johnston. Visitation for Mr. Sollie will be Friday, June 26, 2020 from 1 until 2 with the service to follow in the chapel at Kilgroe Funeral Home Leeds. Burial will follow at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Moody. Services under the direction of Kilgroe Funeral Home 1750 Ashville Road Leeds, Alabama 35094.



  • Visitation at Kilgroe Funeral Home

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service at Kilgroe Funeral Home

    Friday, June 26, 2020


  • Burial Fairview Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery



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Connie Isbell

June 26, 2020

James was one of my best friends. I have known him since I was 5 years old.
I loved his whole family and his family now. James had a wonderful sense of humor and was always very happy. I know his family will miss him so much. I know I will. Love and prayers to you Sherry and Jeff and family .

Linda and Wayne Crowe

June 26, 2020

Sherry and Jeff,
We are thinking of you. Our families have the strong Moody ties.
God bless,
Wayne and Linda Crowe

Lonnie Tebow

June 26, 2020

Jim was a truly great person and a good friend to everyone. When I was a new IMSA member and attended my first conference, Jim was one of the first lMSA leaders I met and one of the most welcoming. I looked forward to seeing him at every conference thereafter and he always had time to talk. He will be truly missed!
My Best regards to Jim's family,

Kevin Musick

June 24, 2020

Sherry & family, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I will truly miss his greetings each year @ the IMSA conference! I can promise you this, that this world is alot better place for the memories that Jim left behind for us all! May God be with you all during these trying times & our prayers will be with you all, Sincerely Kevin!

Don Fullerton

June 24, 2020

Lynn and I have great memories of Jim and Sherry at our annual IMSA gatherings, and we will miss his presence and conversations immensely. He was always friendly, caring, and sometimes playfully ornery - a really great man! Our prayers are with you Sherry and family during this time.
Don & Lynn Fullerton

George Baureko

June 24, 2020

My friend Jim you will be deeply missed. All the great conversations we had over the years, and how we talked about IMSA mostly about the history of our great organization

R.I.P. my friend

Mike LICalzi

June 24, 2020

You will be missed my friend. Many days at the IMSA conferences we had some interesting conversations about the sections.