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James Lewis Homesley

January 4, 1947 — December 23, 2022



James "Foss" Lewis Homesley, 75, of Goldston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at his home on Friday, December 23, 2022.

Mr. Homesley was born in Lee County on January 4, 1947, the son of James and Frances Boyd Homesley.

James was a United States Navy Veteran who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He loved his dog, Dylan. He enjoyed watching Nascar and was a huge Earnhardt fan. James liked being outside, whether it was to go fishing or watching the hummingbirds fly around. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Pat Mills; and brothers, Greg and Freddy Homesley.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann Beal Homesley; daughter, Niki Homesley; granddaughters who he was the best Poppy to ever, Sydney and Sienna Homesley; sister in Law, Jill Homesley of Raleigh, Bet Blakeley and husband Pat of Goldston; mother in law, Lilly Beal of Goldston; sister in law, Hope Stevenson of Goldston, and brother in law, Melvin Beal and wife Shelia of Goldston.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Homesley family.

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