James Marion Honeycutt Jr

January 28, 1947 ~ October 25, 2019

Born in: Raleigh, NC
Resided in: Piney Flats , TN

James Marion Honeycutt Jr., age 72, of Piney Flats, Tennessee, died Friday, October 25, 2019, at The Waters of Johnson City.

James was born January 28, 1947 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to James Honeycutt and Elizabeth Ellington Honeycutt. He lived most of his life in Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina.

James served in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He spent his career in the Federal Aviation Association (FAA). After retirement, he went to Afghanistan twice to assist with radar operations. He greatly enjoyed his time spent in Afghanistan, and the people that he met. In his younger years, James participated in triathlons and he did a lot of fishing. Later in life, he was an avid golfer and he often could be found on the course with his wife and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Kathryn Honeycutt; one daughter; two sons; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Carol Clark of St. Augustine, Florida; step-son, Brian Montford of Johnson City, Tennessee; step-granddaughter, Abigail Montford of Elizabethton, Tennessee; and many other family and friends who loved him dearly.

A committal service to honor James’ life will be held at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, under the direction of Rev. Donnie Humphrey. Please assemble at Mountain Home National Cemetery at the Annex by 10:45 a.m. and wait for further direction.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sullivan County Animal Shelter (380 Masengill Rd, Blountville, TN 37617).


Committal Service: November 6, 2019 11:00 am

Mountain Home National Cemetery
53 Memorial Dr.
Mountain Home, TN 37684

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in James Marion Honeycutt's name.

Sullivan County Animal Shelter

380 Masengill Rd
Blountville, TN
(423) 279-2741

Memories Timeline


  1. Sherrie Adams says:

    James children’s names since Kathryn forgot us daughter, Sherrie Adams: 2 sons Scott and Casey Honeycutt, 2 grandchildren, Ashleigh and Joshua Norris

  2. Billy Giles says:

    Billy is in Uruguay so will not be able to attend
    Jimmy’s service.
    He sends his condolences to Jimmy’s family.

  3. sally h meserole says:

    It was with heavy hearts that Brooke and I read the news of Jim’s death in the paper this morning. We knew he had been failing but it was a shock to realize he is gone. We send our condolences to the entire family as we smile while remembering all of the wonderful times we shared with him. Our days in the Wilmington Road Runners were special times for all of us and will be forever cherished. Sally and Brooke Meserole

  4. Bruce Pease says:

    Rest in Peace buddy ….. ASA – All The Way !!!!!!

  5. Dee Lucas says:

    My condolences to the family of Jim Honeycutt. I enjoyed working with him in Raleigh NC with the FAA.

  6. Bill & Bill & Judy Klotz says:

    Dearest Kathy & Jim ‘s family: He was always a fun-loving , gregarious , family -oriented & GOD loving patriot of the USA. Our memories will forever be savored. BLESS ALL IN HIS FAMILY.

  7. John/Shirley Lyons says:

    We lost a great guy. Full of fun and always ready to help or play a round of golf! God speed “Big-un”. Thanks for all the precious memories.

  8. June Coleman says:

    Kathy, Jim be dancing on the rainbow bridge and riding across the big blue sky! Glad you two made it out to Montana for a visit of fun, laughter and adventure. Rest in peace my friend. Much Love Montana June.

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