In Memoriam


James Edmond Carney
James Edmond Carney
Class of 1959


The Virginian-Pilot, March 20, 2005

PORTSMOUTH - James Edmond “Jimbo” Carney Jr., 64, was called home to be with the Lord after a long and courageous battle with leukemia March 19, 2005, in Maryview Medical Center. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Public Works at the naval base. He was a member of Iron Workers Union Local 79. He was a coach for Olive Branch Football for more than 10 years and played for Portsmouth Men’s AAA softball.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Hazel Carney; four daughters, Teresa Gray, Lisa Clements and husband Daryl, Linda Carney and Sherrie O’Conner; a son, Shawn Bass; two sisters, Shelia Reynolds and Annette Spencer; four brothers, Bobby Carney, Andy Carney, Earl Spencer and Allen Spencer; and nine grandchildren, Brandon Gray, Lindsi Thomas, Cassie Thomas, Brielle O’Connor, Whitney Carney, Tiffany Chiomo, Raven O’Connor and Hannah and Christian Clements.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. T.M. Frye. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.