James J. “J.J. Doc” Kilpatrick, 64, of Hendersonville died Friday, February 29, 2008 at Mission Hospitals. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and was the son of the late James Franklin Kilpatrick and Ada Marie Leverette Kilpatrick.
His father was a former sheriff of Henderson County and he had served as a deputy sheriff before establishing Kilpatrick and Sons Upholstery in 1972. He had been disabled since 1997.
He was of the Baptist faith. An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing in golf tournaments through the years. At one time, he ranked #l playing caddie in the country and was offered a golf scholarship to Wake Forest University by Arnold Palmer. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren, and referred to his great-granddaughter as the “Great One”.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Doris Bagwell Kilpatrick; two sons, Jeff “J.J.” Kilpatrick, and Chuck Kilpatrick and wife, Wanda, of Hendersonville; one daughter, Cyndi Pearson and husband, Alan, of Dana; one brother, Charlie Kilpatrick and wife, Judy, of Hendersonville; two sisters, Peggy Osteen and husband, Gerald, of Rutherfordton, and Judy Johnson and husband, Pete, of Homestead, FL and Hendersonville; four granddaughters, Jessica, Erica and Tyler Kilpatrick of Hendersonville, and Casi Pearson of Dana; one grandson, Josh Pearson and wife, Amber, of Dana; one great-granddaughter, Lexi Pearson of Dana.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at First Wesleyan Church. The Reverends Mike Engle, Harold Conner and Lincoln Shelton will officiate. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008 at Shuler Funeral Home.
Date: Monday, March 3, 2008
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Time: 2:00 pm
First Wesleyan Church
Burial following at Shepherd Memorial Park