James E. Dooley

James “Jim” Dooley, 71, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Saturday, December 19th, 2020 at Winchester Medical Center.

Jim was born on Easter morning, April 17th, 1949 in Richwood, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Pearl and Mary Dooley.

Jim was a graduate of Nicholas County High School and received his accounting degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology. Jim “semi” retired five years ago and most recently was doing accounting for Chris Ramsey Construction in Front Royal.

Jim married Terry O’Dell Dooley on January 2, 1971. They were happily married for almost 50 years. Together they raised their daughters, Lou Ann Dotson (Charles) and Jamie Marshall (Eric). Jim was a proud Pa Pa to Lauryn and Caleb Dotson, and Claire and Saige Marshall. He is survived by his two brothers, John Dooley (Lisa) of Blacksburg, Virginia and Joe Dooley (Dawn) of Summersville, West Virginia; and numerous brothers/sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

Jim was a man strong in his faith and always tried to lead his life as an example of Christ. He was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Jim was an avid golfer and enjoyed his time spent on the course with Charles, Caleb and his weekday golf buddies, Cecil Pullen, Mike Hough, Chris Ramsey and Terry Davis. There was never an event that “Pa Pa” was not there to cheer his kids and grandchildren on. Jim was truly loved and will be missed by the many lives he touched.

Due to the pandemic there will be a private interment in Rockland Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date when it is again safe to gather with family and friends.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name can be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church, 1941 Macedonia Church Road, White Post, Virginia 22663.

  16 comments for “James E. Dooley

  1. Avie Megeath
    December 22, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Terry my heart aches for you and your family. I know this is a shock for everyone and just too sad. I will miss seeing him chipping golf balls in the yard, Jim was a great man and will be missed. I pray for comfort through wonderful memories.

  2. Mitch, Nathan ,Chrissy Thomas
    December 22, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    To the family, I had the honor to chat with Jim when I went to picked up the boys paycheck. Truly a wonderful gentleman. Such a shock to hear of his passing, he will be missed dearly. Praying for the family, hold onto to those memories of him.

  3. Gary Bonuso
    December 22, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    To the Dooley Family, I worked with Jim for a few years at The Truland Group and sincerely enjoyed the time we spent together. He was a true professional in his career, intelligent, kind and easy to work with. He often spoke of his family and sharing all the activities with the grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.

  4. Radiology staff
    December 22, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Jamie you are like family to all us in the radiology department. We are all devastated by your loss. Our thoughts have been with your family since Saturday. Remember, you are a great family that was lucky enough to have had each other for all theses years. Many people are never that lucky to have had so much love in their lives. Think of you.

  5. Nelson Longerbeam
    December 22, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim was a truly good man so enjoyed talking to him when he came to golf course . He was proud of his family

    • Sam Hamilton
      December 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      Having started school with my friend Jim sharing life’s experiences through high school and beyond, the memories of my friend are countless. His memory will be cherished. Thoughts and Prayers for his family while Jim is absent in body yet very much alive in our memories.

  6. Richard Swanson
    December 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Terry, Caleb and the rest of Jim’s family,
    So sorry and a bit shocked to hear of Jim’s passing.
    He was the kindest and most genuine Christian person that I have ever known.
    I first met Jim playing racket ball at Dominion fitness center, and years later began playing golf with him on a regular basis. Also attended his Myrtle Beach Springtime golf trips about five times. I will certainly miss him and I know all of his other golf buddies feel the same. God bless you and all of your family.
    Richard Swanson

  7. David and Linda Lancaster
    December 23, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Tee and family our prayers are with you. May the peace and comfort that only the good Lord can provide be yours.

  8. Wayne King
    December 23, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.Jim and I were good friends growing up in Summersville West Virginia and graduated together at Nicholas County High School. Even though we have not kept in touch over the years I have always considered him a good friend. Please except my heartfelt sympathy for the family, May Jim rest in peace.

  9. Marc Henry
    December 23, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    I am truly at a loss for words as I am heartbroken for Terry and the family.
    Jim was such a great guy and will certainly be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    May he Rest In Peace.

  10. Sherry thorpe
    December 24, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    So so sorry for your loss

    Thomad (Sonny) and Sherry Thorpe

  11. Ed May
    December 25, 2020 at 1:32 am

    I am so sorry you have to go through this.
    Love you Much

  12. Wanda Simpson
    December 26, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    To Jim’s family, so sorry for your loss. He was one of the good guys and world is a little less with him gone. My prayers are with you and the family in this time of need.

    Wanda Simpson

  13. Ruby K Morrison
    January 1, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Terry,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you and Jim shared.

  14. Sharon Pusateri
    January 2, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Terry I am so sorry for you loss. My heart is aching for you and the girls . God received an Angel . I will always remember his smile and laugh. Know I am here for you. Love you .

  15. Melissa A. DeDomenico-Payne
    March 25, 2021 at 3:42 am

    Lou Ann, Family, and Friends, many condolences and prayers of comfort.

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