James Corbett “Jimmy” Kingry, a lifelong farmer and devoted family man, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2023, in Chattahoochee, Florida. Born on October 30, 1951, Jimmy was a man of the land, with a deep love for his family, his farm, and his community.
Jimmy was predeceased by his parents, J.C. “Jake” Kingry and Maidie Burdett Kingry; his grandchild Cherry; great grandchild Macon; and brother-in-law Donnie. He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Loretta Kingry; his three sons, Jason, Chaff (Candace), and Jake; his sister, Aileen Humphrey; brother-in-law, Larry (Debbie); four grandchildren, Monroe (Tera), Darius, Jada, Ca’Maris; two great-grandchildren, Jhase and Pace; and his nephew Donald and niece Lorie (Ron).
Jimmy was a farmer all his life, marrying Loretta in 1982. Together with their sons, they were honored as the Gadsden County Farm Family of the Year in 1993. He had a passion for turkey hunting and fishing, and he took great pride in tending to his cows. Above all, Jimmy was a family man. He loved his family deeply and took great pride in taking care of them. He was especially proud of his three sons and loved the land and Mrs. Loretta with all his heart.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Jimmy Kingry embodied this quote, living a life of purpose, honor, and compassion, making a difference in the lives of those he loved and the land he cherished. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Mr. Jimmy’s memory to an agricultural program of your choice, for example: 4-H, FFA, ect.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 11:00 AM eastern time on Saturday, November 18, 2023, in the chapel of McAlpin Funeral Home with Rev. Robin Ryals officiating. Interment will follow at Telogia Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will begin one hour prior to services.
Condolences may be made online at www.mcalpinfuneralhome.com