6/6/14 —– James “Jim” Claude Painter

James “Jim” Claude Painter, long time head baseball coach of Columbia State Community College, passed this life on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma at the age of 78.

Mr. Painter was born in Martinsville, VA to the late Cloyd W. and Elizabeth Faulkes Painter. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three grandchildren, Madison, Mary Kimberly, and Taylor McKenna.

Mr. Painter is survived by his wife, Faye Painter of Tullahoma; three daughters, Peggy Lucas and her husband James of Tullahoma, Sandra Chilton and her husband Rob of Florence, KY, and Kim Cotter and her husband Jeff of Jackson, TN; one son, John Painter and his wife Mary Margaret of Maryville, TN; two sisters, Audrey Lawson and her husband Larry of Richmond, VA, and Judy Painter of Martinsville, VA; one brother, Irvin Painter and his wife, Sylvia of Martinsville, VA; and nine grandchildren, Jackson and David Painter, Cody and Garret Lucas, Madelyne, Lauren, and Reece Chilton, and Luke and Owen Cotter.

Visitation for Mr. Painter will be held on Friday, June 6th, 2014 from 2:00-7:00 pm with the funeral service to immediately follow at 7:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Jackie Reavis, Michael Corn, and John Painter officiating.

Burial will be on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN at 1:00 pm.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.flower 12