Mr. James Frances Kearney, Jr.

1944 ~ 2021 (age 76)


James Frances Kearney, Jr., 76, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021. He is a son of the late James Frances Kearney, Sr. and Dorothy Evelyn Mierhoff Kearney. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Tim Kearney. He served in the United States Navy.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Myra Kearney; children, James Patrick Kearney, Judith Ann Thornton (Steve), Brian Joe Kearney (Jennifer), Paula Jean Hussell (Gary), Lori Murphy (Donnie) and Jim Harris (Debbie); brother and sisters, Raymond Kearney, Charlene Gomes and Dorothy Cantrell; grandchildren, Eleanor, Emily, Jacquelyn, Sara, Danielle, Ashley, Jessica, Hanna and Jennifer; 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service celebrating James’ life will be held 2 pm, Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Lotz Funeral Home, 1001 Franklin Road, Roanoke with Reverend Brian Geiser officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

The service will be live streamed on our website for those who cannot attend in person.   

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June 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home Roanoke
1001 Franklin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA 24016

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