James Anthony "Jim" Kehir

September 17, 1951July 6, 2019

James Anthony “Jim” Kehir, age 67, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his residence.

Jim was born September 17, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He and his wife, Gloria Jean, were residents of Antioch for 35 years. He retired from Textron, originally Avco, now Triumph Aerostructures, after 31 years as a quality control engineer. Jim and Gloria Jean traveled extensively after his retirement. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, gaming with his friends, and was a history buff.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Joyce Kehir.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Gloria Jean Kehir; son, Chad (Mary Beth) Kehir; daughter, Cynthia (Brandon) Riggan; grandchildren, Abigail Riggan, Joshua Riggan, Emma Kate Riggan, Michael Riggan, and Samuel Kehir; brother, Ronald (Linda) Kehir; sisters, Ruth Thorsett and Sue Orr; and other cherished nieces and nephews.

The Celebration of Jim’s Life will be at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of service.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 478 Craighead Street, Suite 200, Nashville, Tennessee 37204.


  • Alzheimer's Association


27 July


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home

Nashville, Tennessee

27 July

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm

Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home

Nashville, Tennessee


James Anthony "Jim" Kehir

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Lee Plummer

July 19, 2019

Jim was always willing to help you with anything he could and I appreciate all the extra help that he provided.

Chas Stickley

July 15, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Jim as a part of the Airbus delivery process to the UK. Jim and I had many telephone conversations and email correspondence, I always found Jim to be great guy to work with and we had many laughs along the way which always helped with smoothing out what could sometimes be a difficult process. Jim will be sadly missed. I would like to take this opportunity to send my deepest condolences to the family. RIP big guy.

barry mathews

July 15, 2019

A big booming voice from behind the filing cabinet in his office, and a laugh that brightened your day! Always there to help if I needed him. RIP Jim

Brittany Goff

July 15, 2019

I loved working with Jim. He was always such an uplifting personality to have working beside you. His smiling face and amazing spirit will be missed.

Abigail Riggan

July 11, 2019

It was always a lot of fun to be able to go with him and my Nana to get breakfast, and then go for a day full of activities. It was always a treasured memory when he taught me how to play a card or board game, we would play War and Stratego a lot. I love you Papa, I’m glad to know you’re in a better place