James Russell Vannoy, 70, of North Wilkesboro passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel. Burial, with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142, will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Vannoy was born Aug. 29, 1949, in Wilkes County to Claude Vannoy Sr. and Selma Stokes Vannoy. He served in the U.S. Army and did two tours of duty in Vietnam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Dean Pickens Vannoy, and his second wife, Jean Remines Vannoy; one sister, Theresa Vannoy; and three brothers, Ronald Vannoy, Claude Vannoy Jr. and Robert Lee Vannoy.

He is survived by two sons, Russell Vannoy and wife, Sandy, of North Wilkesboro and Demetrius Vannoy of Florida; a stepdaughter, Brandy McCurdy of Florida; 11 grandchildren, Torrence Vannoy, Kirstyn Vannoy, Alisha Vannoy, Russell Vannoy, Sami Bell, Danisha Vannoy, Iesha Vannoy, Deonte Vannoy, Shamori Vannoy, Demetrius “D.J.” Vannoy Jr., and Ejovi Vannoy; three great-grandchildren, Kennedi Ascencio, Kassidy Ascencio and Bryton Lane; one sister, JoAnn Vannoy Gayles and husband, Jackie, of Wilkesboro; two brothers, Allen E. Vannoy and wife, Jackie, and Carl W. Vannoy, all of Wilkesboro; and a sister-in-law, Anita Vannoy of North Wilkesboro.

Flowers will be accepted.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

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