James Richard Starnes "Jimmy"



LANCASTER, SC::::::::: Mr. James Richard Starnes, Jr. "Jimmy", age 50, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was born May 23, 1966 in Columbia, SC, a son of the late James Richard Starnes and Margarete Bohley Starnes and was the husband of Dale Byrnes Starnes. Mr. Starnes was employed with Howard Brothers Electric for 32 years. He was an avid hunter and a member of Stonesboro Trophy Club. He was also a member and Webmaster of the Lancaster Beekeepers Association as well as a certified teacher and mentor for the Clemson Extension. He loved riding his Harley Davidson, relaxing at the beach and was a member of Covenant Baptist Church.

Mr. Starnes is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dale Byrnes Starnes; a son, James Richard Starnes III “Trey” and his wife, Abbey of Marietta, GA; a daughter, Baylee Jordan Starnes of Myrtle Beach; three sisters, Lynn Starnes Rowell and her husband, David of Lancaster, Susan Starnes Smith and her husband, Rick of Fort Mill, and Frances Starnes Marze and her husband, Danny of Heath Springs.

Mr. Starnes was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Janice Marie Starnes.

The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mr. Starnes will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Covenant Baptist Church by Dr. Bert Welch and Dr. Larry Twitty. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday evening, April 5, 2017 at Burgess Funeral Home and suggest memorial contributions be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202.