1962 James 2021

James Salley

March 13, 1962 — September 4, 2021

James “Jim” Rondal Salley, age 59, passed away on September 4, 2021. He was born to Lois Amelia Salley and Randal Lorn Salley in Denver, Colorado on March 13, 1962. He grew up in Maryville, Tennessee where he had many adventures with friends, loved to fish, and learned his lifelong craft of carpentry. As a young adult he loved to travel and went to many places. He moved to Spokane, Washington in 1987 where he built a successful carpentry business, Salley’s Custom Woodwork. He enjoyed many hobbies like golfing, boating, fishing, hunting with his bird dog Livvy, and making things out of wood. Everywhere Jim went, he lit up the room with his big smile, boisterous laugh, and jokes. After many years in Spokane, he rekindled a relationship with his former sweetheart in Tennessee, Deborah. They married in 2006 and moved back to Tennessee together in 2013.He is preceded in death by his father Randal Lorn Salley. He is survived by his wife Deborah Keller Salley, his mother Lois Salley, brother Mike Salley, sister Virginia Mcdermott, his two daughters Jamie Salley and Kaitlin Salley, his three grandkids Ema Salley, Isabel Garcia, and Julian Garcia, and four nieces, along with many other friends and family. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Smithview Pavilion, 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN 37803. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Salley please visit our Sympathy Store.
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