James Earl Lawhead

Apr 14, 1937 - Feb 19, 2016

Obituary

APRIL 14, 1937 – FEBRUARY 19, 2016
JAMES EARL LAWHEAD SR
JAMES LEFT THIS LIFE ON FEBRUARY 19, 2016 IN ROSEVILLE CA AT THE AGE OF 78.
JAMES WAS BORN IN FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA TO GLENN RUSSELL LAWHEAD OF PENNSYLVANIA AND ILENE ADELIA CRYER LAWHEAD URSINO OF ARIZONA.
JAMES WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE OF 58 YEARS KATHLEEN “KITTY” NICHOLS LAWHEAD, HIS PARENTS, HIS BROTHER WALLACE REYNOLDS, HIS SISTERS COLLEEN ALLEN AND SALLY GALLUZZO.
JAMES LEAVES BEHIND HIS THREE CHILDREN TERRY LAWHEAD, JERI LAWHEAD DEATLEY (WILLIAM DEATLEY SR), AND JAMES EARL LAWHEAD JR. HE ALSO LEAVES SIX GRANDCHILDREN CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL STEELE, JAMES LAWHEAD, JESSICA DEATLEY, WILLIAM DEATLEY JR, CHARLES PHILIP DEATLEY, AND PAUL HENRY DEATLEY AND THREE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN WILLIAM JAMES DEATLEY, COLLIN MICHAEL STEELE AND NOLAN CHRISTOPHER STEELE. JAMES ALSO LEAVES BEHIND HIS BROTHERS SHELDON LAWHEAD AND TIMOTHY LAWHEAD AND HIS TWO CHERISHED CATS KIKI AND KILLER.
JAMES WAS A LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, BROTHER AND FRIEND TO ALL ANIMALS ESPECIALLY GOATS AND CATS.
JAMES WAS BORN IN FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA AND IN HIS TEEN YEARS MOVED TO LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA WHERE HE MET HIS SOUL MATE KATHLEEN “KITTY” NICHOLS, THEY WERE MARRIED IN ARIZONA IN 1954, JAMES THEN JOINED THE AIR FORCE, THEY SPENT SOME TIME IN OHIO. AFTER MILITARY SERVICE THEY LEFT LOS ANGELES TO MOVE TO CARMICHAEL CALIFORNIA WHERE THEY RAISED THEIR CHILDREN. JAMES WAS A SALESMAN EVENTUALLY OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS OF WHOLESALE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY COMPANY. AFTER RETIRING JIM AND KITTY TRAVELED TO HAWAII, BUILDING A HOME THERE AND ALSO LIVED FOR A TIME IN WASHINGTON STATE AND FINALLY SETTLING PERMANENTLY IN ARIZONA. JIM AND KITTY MOVED BACK TO SACRAMENTO AREA IN 2011 TO BE CLOSER TO FAMILY. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU DAD.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary Chapel
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA 95841

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