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James "Jay" William Carlisle Sr.

April 6, 1944August 6, 2020

Thomasville- James “Jay” William Carlisle Sr., 76, passed away, on August 6, 2020. He was born on April 6, 1944, to the late Nash and Marie Carlisle. Everyone loved Jay. He loved making people laugh, gardening, and fishing. He especially loved his family. Jay was a faithful member and superintendent of Full Gospel Freewill Holiness Church in Thomasville for over 32 years.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Nash and Marie Carlisle; son, Kenneth Carlisle; granddaughter, Latisha Lambert; and several sisters and brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Stanley Carlisle; son, James “PeeWee” W. Carlisle Jr. (Michelle); grandchildren, Misty Carlisle, Kenneth Carlisle Jr., Trent Carlisle (Ashley) and Nathan Carlisle; great-grandchildren, Alexis Carlisle, Nicholas Carlisle, Trey Carlisle and Aaron “Peanut” Sexton; brother, Donald Carlisle (Susie); and sisters, Helen Stanton (George) and Sarah Benton; sisters-in-law, Linda Williams, Brenda Merrill (Furman) and Anna Saunders.

A celebration of Jay’s life will take place at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared at thomasvillefh.com. Thomasville Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carlisle family.


  • Nash & Marie Carlisle, Parents (deceased)
  • Kenneth Carlisle, Son (deceased)
  • Latisha Lambert, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Nancy Carlisle, Wife
  • James "PeeWee" Carlisle, Jr. (Michelle), Son
  • Misty Carlisle, Granddaughter
  • Kenneth Carlisle, Jr., Grandson
  • Trent Carlisle (Ashley), Grandson
  • Nathan Carlisle, Grandson
  • Alexis Carlisle, Great Granddaughter
  • Nicholas Carlisle, Great Grandson
  • Trey Carlisle, Great Grandson
  • Aaron "Peanut" Sexton, Great Grandson
  • Donald Carlisle (Susie), Brother
  • Helen Stanton (George), Sister
  • Sarah Benton, Sister
  • Linda Williams, Sister-in-law
  • Brenda Merrill (Furman), Sister-in-law
  • Anna Saunders, Sister-in-law
  • Jay was also preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.

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James "Jay" William Carlisle Sr.

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carmen russell

August 9, 2020

So sorry for your loss. The neighborhood will not be the same.
You are all in my prayers.
Carmen Russell

Rusty Ingold

August 9, 2020

Peewee, I was saddened to hear of your family's loss. I will be praying for all of your family during this difficult time.

Louise Horne

August 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go to Nancy. And the family Jay was a special person.He and Nancy were one of the first people Benny and I met when we started going to church at Full Gospel.....Jay has his wings and We hope to see him someday...

Kathy Duty

August 8, 2020

I am going to miss you “old man”. We would always aggravate each other. He would call me old woman and I would call him old man. He was full of smiles, laughs, and hugs. I always would have to call him out to the church because I would leave my keys and him and Nancy would be there to my rescue. I’m going to miss our Sunday hugs and laughs. I called him our church sheriff. The kids are going to truly miss you. Till we see you again. Love ya!

LIBBY Damron

August 8, 2020

I will miss you Jay I went to church with you for 29 years and I will miss seeing you there tell my mom hello there was definitely a reunion in heaven love you .Prayers for all his family it's not goodbye its see you later my friend

Jacob Thompson

August 7, 2020

I work with Peewee & wanted you all to know that you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.


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