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Jim Harold Quattlebaum

James Harold Quattlebaum




James Harold “Jim” Quattlebaum, age 75, of Laurens and husband of 55 years to Norma Parker Quattlebaum, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020, at his home.


Born in Saluda, he was a son of the late Willie and Bertha Bledsoe Quattlebaum. Having served in the National Guard, Jim was the retired owner of J and J Tires and Hamilton’s Recapping and was an active member of the Laurens Exchange Club having served as President. Jim grew up singing in his home church of Rocky Springs Baptist in Saluda and was currently a faithful member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Laurens. He loved to play golf, was an avid Gamecock fan, and was a strong supporter of Laurens District 55 Athletics.


Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Angela Q. Berry (Chris) of Gilbert and James “Jamie” Quattlebaum (Shannon) of Simpsonville; grandchildren, Madison Berry and Eva Berry both of Gilbert and Gracie Quattlebaum and James “Jaq” Quattlebaum both of Simpsonville; brothers, Randolph Quattlebaum (Pat) of Saluda and Melvin Quattlebaum of Ninety Six; and a sister Frances Q. Cogburn of West Columbia.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Ransom Quattlebaum, William Quattlebaum, John Quattlebaum, and Thomas Quattlebaum.


A private graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Phil Hall.  The family respectively requests those close family friends that attend practice social distancing. A memorial service will be held at a later date for friends and extended family.


Memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 4996 Hwy 221 South, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Angie, Steve and I are so sad to hear of this! We wish we could come to the service today and we will be thinking of you and your family! If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Much love to you! Steve, Debbie and Davis Simpson

Deborah P Simpson Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

Angie and all the family, I am so sorry that we cannot be with you today. You are in my thoughts and
prayers and I will save my hugs until I can see you. Love to you all, Ellen Simpson

ELLEN SIMPSON Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry that these times wouldn't allow us to be there but
know that you are special to us and we share in your sorrow.

Pat and Sandra Brown Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

Norma, I am so sorry! Prayers for you all!

ColleenHedgepathLovell@gmail.com Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM

Norma, Angie, Jamie and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have nothing but good memories of the friendship that was shared by our families. Each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers and should you need anything all you have to do is call. Love you all!

Tina Fulmer Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM

Words are never adequate in moments like this. I will say though, that my heart knows your pain and I extend my sincerest of condolences. Allow your memories of the times you shared give you comfort during the days ahead. Prayers for the family!!

Betty Walsh Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM

Norma, my heart is broken for you. May God be with you and your family during this time of grief. Its doubly heart-breaking that we cant come and give you a hug during this time. I will be praying for you and your family. Love you, Linda Bruce

Linda Bruce Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Norma. Jimbo was a great man and friend. Praying for you and your family!

Tim Franks Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM

I will miss Jim. Very sorry for your loss.

Kevin Anderson Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Quattlebaum

Don & Jan Franks Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM

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