In Loving Memory of

James T. Jeffries

07/23/1929 - 08/23/2014


Mr. James Thomas Jeffries, 85, of Gainesville passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 23, 2014. Mr. Jeffries was born in Hillsdale, MI, but had lived in the Gainesville are since 1970 after moving here from Orlando, FL. Mr. Jeffries was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. Mr. Jeffries was preceded in death by his life partner Marie Frank and a son James Jeffries.


Mr. Jeffries is survived by his sons John Jeffries and David Jeffries both of Gainesville, a daughter Linda Osborn of Hendersonville, TN, a step-son Lamar Steadham of Gainesville, a step-daughter Robin Temes of Graham, FL., and a brother Edward Jeffries of Celina, OH. Nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, other family members, and friends also survive.


Funeral services for Mr. Jeffries will be held 11:00 AM Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alachua County Humane Society, 4205 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609.

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6 Responses

  1. Kristina Sapp at · Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was always very nice to me and I loved him for that. He was a very sweet man and he will be missed by many. God bless his family.

    1. linda osborn at · Reply


      Thank you for your sweet comment on the death of my father James Jeffries.
      He will be missed by all.

      Linda Osborn, Daughter

  2. Lola Cybenko at · Reply

    So sad not to see Jeff riding his bicycle around here every day. We will also miss him at the pool and at the other events he attended.
    Always with a smile and kind word.

    1. linda osborn at · Reply


      Thank you for your thoughts and kind words. He will truly be missed by all on this earth.

      Linda Osborn, Daughter

  3. Josue R. at · Reply

    Like a loving parent who holds and comforts a child in distress, our loving Heavenly Father is eager to comfort you and to soothe your “broken heart ” (Psalms 34:18). May He give you the needed strength to endure the days ahead.

    1. linda osborn at · Reply

      Josue R.

      Your thoughts are welcome and comforting, thank you so very much.

      Linda Osborn, Daughter

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