James Morris Sorrells


May 27, 1929   Nov 3, 2017



Fairview James Morris Sorrells, 88, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.

A native and resident of Buncombe County for most of his life, he was a son of the late Ernest Franklin Sorrells and Jessie Florence Miller Sorrells. He was also preceded in death by his sisters: Virginia Owensby and Maxine Chumney; brothers: Robert E. Sorrells, Ray Sorrells, Jay Sorrells, and Albert Sorrells.

Mr. Sorrells was a Veteran of the US Army and a member of Oakley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife Kathryn S. Sorrells of the home; son, Robert Keith Sorrells and wife Terry of Bixby, OK; daughter, Janet Marie Adams and husband Bruce of Fairview; sister, Betty Chapman of Marion; sister-in-law, Rowena Sorrells of Asheville; brothers: Eugene Sorrells of Asheville, and Jack Sorrells and wife Louise of Asheville; 6 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.