Jimmie Carroll Hartley went to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, November 5, 2018. He was born January 11, 1933 in Rowan County and graduated from Granite Quarry High School in 1951. Jimmie was the son of the late Leon Hartley and Willie Mae Gobbel Hartley.
Jimmie served in the US Army from April 1953 - April 1955. He spent 18 months in Korea. He was a faithful fire fighter at Union Volunteer Fire Department serving 53 years. He held the office of Assistant Chief and Secretary/Treasurer for many years. He retired from the Salisbury VA Medical Center having served for 35 years. He then went on to drive a school bus for 10 years. He drove the little train at Dan Nicholas Park for many years and he also drove the shuttle bus at NC Transportation Museum. Jimmie was a member of Keller Memorial Lodge No. 657, Rockwell, NC and recently received recognition for his 60 years as a Master Mason. He was a member of Landmark Church.
Jimmie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margie Robbins Hartley; daughters Carol Leahy (Dennis), Rock Hill, SC;
Kelly Pierce (Robert), Wilmington, NC; grandson, Jason Everhart, Salisbury, NC; brother Charles and his wife Becky, Salisbury, NC; sister Linda Hartley, Salisbury, NC; nephew Michael Hartley and wife Huang Qiong and their son, Rivers Hartley, all of Salisbury, NC; and numerous relatives on the Robbins' side of the family.
Graveside Service - 1pm Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC
Masonic Graveside Rites performed by Keller Memorial Lodge
Military Honors conducted by Lyerly Funeral Home Volunteer Honor Guard
Celebration of Life - 3pm Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147 conducted by Rev. Mike Robinson. The family will greet friends following the service.
Memorial: Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1308 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC 28677 or to Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Hartley family. Online condolences can be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com