Published 7:07 pm Thursday, March 14, 2013
James Joseph Kearney, 75, of Landrum passed away March 12, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Francis Joseph and Mary Ellen DeCock Kearney and husband of JoAnn Simmons Kearney.
He was a computer analyst with the Department of Defense, a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Tryon, and a lifetime member of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Tombstone, Ariz., president of Columbus Lions Club and a patient care volunteer with Hospice of Carolina Foothills.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Jay Kearney, Dan Kearney (Patty), Tim Kearney and Isaias Chang (Lili); two daughters, Jeanne Noorman (Greg), Dani Russell (Kevin); three brothers, Robert Kearney, Thomas Kearney (Nabila) and Richard Kearney (Natalie); two sisters, Mary Ann Kelly (Don) and Suzie Anderson (Mick); two step brothers, Mike Amadon (Barbara) and Father Phillip Amadon; 15 grandchildren, Monica and Casey Crew, Adam Horton, Aaron, Arcelia, Brandee and Audra Kearney, Macia, Megan and Marcella Noorman, Michelle and Austin Russell, Roberto, Miguel and Adrian Chang; and four great-grandchildren, Espen Boozer, Sierra Crew, Delani Kearney and Hayleigh Carter. He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. at Petty Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. March 18, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church conducted by Father John Eckert.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lions Clubs International Foundation Dept. 4547, Carol Stream, Ill. 60122-4547 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.