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James S. Kniceley, Jr.

Date of Death: June 21, 2020
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Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
620 Chapel Hill Road
Cross Junction, Virginia 22625
Friday 6/26, 11:00 am
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
620 Chapel Hill Road
Cross Junction, Virginia 22625
Friday 6/26, 11:00 am

Memorial contributions may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 1145
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

James S. “Jim” Kniceley, Jr., 89, of Frederick County, VA passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Winchester Medical Center. Mr. Kniceley was born in 1930 in Winchester, VA, son of the late Margaret May and James Samuel Kniceley, Sr. He was a graduate of Stonewall High School and a veteran of the United StatesContinue Reading

Linda Davis left a message on July 16, 2020:
Mr Kniceley was such a sweet man. We had several friends in common, Mr George Hamilton IV being one of them. Mr Kniceley was such a supporter of me and my career. He worked very hard to see that I was invited to participate in the wonderful Winchester tradition of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. He thought that I would be a nice fit for this event. I am so happy that he believed in me! He talked me up to the nice folks on the board and got that ball rolling. In 2015 his vision became reality. The honor of speaking and singing at the Prayer Brunch is an experience and blessing that I will always cherish. He was sitting up close with a big smile. Since The Bloom, I have been back to the area for several concerts. Mr Kniceley was sitting up front. He always shared photos and copies of newspaper articles about fundraisers regarding his passion of the Patsy Cline Museum. If you knew Mr Kniceley, then you knew that if he was excited and supportive of someone or a cause ... he was more than happy to share the news with you....just pull up a chair and sit awhile. RIP my friend....Linda Davis
Norman Mann left a message on June 26, 2020:
Jim was an avid country music fan and Patsy Cline promoter. He was friends with several country stars like George Hamilton IV and Jan Howard and had back stage access to the Grand Ole Opry show. Fortunately, we had this in common and every time I was backstage, those two always asked “how are Jim and Janet doing”. When I was a DJ at WINC and then their FM Station WRFL, Jim would very often stop by the studio or phone me and keep me updated on “who was doing what” in Nashville. Now when it came to Patsy, Jim was very passionate about honoring her here in her home town. Jim will be noticeably missed
Donna Blair left a message on June 25, 2020:
I am a daughter of the late Billy Grammer of the Grand Ole Opry. Our families were great friends of Jim and visited with him and Janet in their home in VA and in our homes in TN. Jim called me this past Friday to let me know of Billy's passing and the funeral arrangements. I was looking up Billy's obituary online this morning--you can imagine my shock when I saw Jim's, too! I knew he was not well, but it was still a shock to find out he had passed so soon after Billy. I will miss him and our phone conversations. He was a jewel, and even though I grew up with a Dad in country music, Jim always knew more about it than I did! A lovely man.
Ismet Nuri left a message on June 25, 2020:
Sorry for your loss. Abex
Gerald Crowell left a message on June 24, 2020:
I got to know Jim through our mutual love of country music. He was always a font of interesting stories about the entertainers. I'll miss seeing him.
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Brian Kniceley left a message on June 23, 2020:
So sorry to hear about Billy and Uncle Junior. Wanted to talk to you but have been unable to find your current number. Please call me at 303 875 2959. Or text me your number. Wish I could be there. Brian and Bernadette Kniceley
Steve Austin left a message on June 22, 2020:
Jim Kniceley joined the Rouss Fire Company in the late 1940’s and the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association (CVVFA) in 1954. Jim was immediately nominated for CVVFA Director from Virginia but it was determined that he had not been a member of the Association long enough to he eligible to hold office. Not one to give up easily Jim was soon elected to leadership positions going forward to serve as CVVFA President in 1969, 1989 and 1994. Only one other President, Robert Gray of Winchester a founding CVVFA member, served 3 terms as President. His son Billy and his step son Robert See both joined the fire service following his footsteps. Jim was always proud of his days as a volunteer fireman. He was a good man and he will be sorely missed.
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