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James Graham Surber

James Graham Surber, age 64, Johnson City, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Asheville, N.C.

Mr. Surber was born in Marion, VA, son of the late Graham and Nellie Surber. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, James Allen Surber; sister, Virginia Colson; and granddaughter, Linda Kay Adkins.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Shannon Allgood (Joe), Dana Stiffler (Gary) and Sharron Miller; son, Cecil Penley; brother, Oscar (Amy) Surber; brother-in-law, Buddy Colson; grandchildren Tiffany Adkins, Zachery Oliver, Cheyenne Adkins, Christopher Adkins, Joshua Surber, Nick Stiffler, Titiana Rhea, and JJ Surber; niece Melissa (Sam) Surber; nephews Brandon Surber, Matthew Surber,and Michael Surber; great grandchildren Jamari Keeter and Serenity Elizabeth Grace Adkins; and best friend Gus Keys who was like a brother to James..

The family will receive friends 9:00 AM, Monday, November 11, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 10:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Don Hilton officiating. Pallbearers will be David Ingram, Bo Peters, Gus Keys, Brian McCurry, Brandon Surber, Aaron Congans, Cecil Penley, Matt Surber, and Zack Conney.

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Nellie Storamski
Dear James, The years have come and gone, and we drifted apart. But, now I realize you were always loved deep in my heart. My heart is broken for all the words left unspoken. You may not hear me now, but I only hope you knew, I never stoped loving you. To all those who loved him, children, brother and friends, may God be with you and hold your hands. Nellie Louise Storamski
nancy salyers
james family and friends i am so sorry for your loss it was just last year that i saw him last at my mom funeral she was his older sister we were close in age he was more like a brother than an uncle matt and james was played with us when we was young he will be miss by all of our family god bless
Jacqueline Campbell
I didn’t know James long but what I did know of him he was a wonderful person I worked with him at Quality Inn he was a hard worker he will be missed by all of us may he Rest In Peace my prayers for his family
Andrea Crum
James will truly be missed.I worked with him for 7 years at Quality. Prayers for the family. Love you James. Andrea
Quality Inn Downtown
On behalf of the entire Quality Inn Downtown we would like to express our deepest condolences. James was a wonderful person and an extremely hard worker. He is very very missed! Sincerely, Quality Inn Downtown Owner & Staff
Johnny Coalson & family
Our prayers & thoughts are with the family heaven gain another precious angel.