James (Jimmy) Eugene Messick, Jr., age 60, of Gastonia, NC, died peacefully at home following a lengthy battle with cancer and other long-standing health challenges.
The son of the late James Eugene Messick, Sr. and Willi McClure Messick, Jimmy worked for many years at Carolina Tile Distributors, the family business. He enjoyed tinkering on automobiles.
Jimmy is survived by his sister, Rev. Alison Messick-Watkins and brother-in-law, Rev. Robert Watkins, of Huntersville, NC, a niece, Chelsea Watkins of Asheville, a nephew, Perry Watkins of Panama, Central America, and a small circle of beloved cousins who encircled him with compassion.
The family wishes to extend a deep appreciation to the staff of Hospice of Gaston County. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Hospice of Gaston County.