Mr. James Cannie Outlaw, Jr. age 91 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away in the morning hours on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga.
Mr. Outlaw was born April 13th, 1922 in Soperton, Ga. He is the son of the late James Cannie and Minnie Leigh Peterson Outlaw, Sr. The family shared of him “Our daddy was a WWII US Army veteran, going into Normandy, France on D Day + 5. He later was an employee of Gilman Paper Company for over 35 years, working as a tour foreman on number one and two paper machines. He was an avid deer hunter and loved to go fishing. His story always was, he would take you fishing next spring, but next spring never came. He loved to go fox hunting and hear the full cry of the hound dogs.
He always had a garden and plenty of vegetables to share. He raised cows and had an ox named Big Red. Big Red was popular at local parades and birthday parties. Tommy Smith was in the Georgia House of Representatives and presented a resolution on the floor of the house honoring Big Red for his service to the community. Papa, as he was known to the grandchildren would tell them a story if they would agree to sit still. He loved to pull jokes on the children. A favorite time for him was when his friends came to see him to talk about the good old days. Papa will be greatly missed by the family.”
Mr. Outlaw is survived by his beloved wife of over 69 years, Ethel Mae Outlaw; his daughters, Sheila Buchanan and her husband Henry, and Sharon Woods and her husband Tommy all of Kingsland; his son, JC Outlaw, III and his wife Debbie of St. Marys; his sister, Mallye Dee Taylor of St. Simons Island; his grandchildren, Cyndy W. Horne and her husband Greg of Kingsland, Dr. Thomas F. Woods and his wife Amy of Valdosta, Bucky Buchanan and his wife LeAnn of Bainbridge. Hal Buchanan and his wife Allison of Gastonia, NC and Heather and her husband Darrell Vanzant of White Oak and Jamie Outlaw of Orlando, Fl.; his great grandchildren, Morgan Lee Horne, Aubrey Paige Horne, Wyatt Brady Woods, Tate Eli Woods, Jackson Buchanan, Cole Buchanan, Zach Buchanan, Kaylee Grace Buchanan, Rhett Cannie Buchanan, Hayden Outlaw, Brooke Vanzant, Camden Outlaw and Hunter Vanzant. Besides his parents Mr. Outlaw was preceded in passing by his brothers, Clarence, Algie, Eddie Roy and Purse Outlaw.
Calling hours for Mr. Outlaw will be from 6 to 8 Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at 11 am, Monday May 13th, 2013 at Kingsland First Baptist Church in the old sanctuary with Brother Terry Brown and Pastor John Jenkins presiding. Pall bearers will be Thomas Woods, Bucky Buchanan, Hal Buchanan, Harry Myers, Roger Heaton-Outlaw, Jeff Bailey, Jamie Outlaw and Jackson Buchanan. Honorary Bearers will be Charles Ward, Joey Peeples, David Bruce, Pete Pierce, Bernard Peeples, the men’s Sunday School Class of Kingsland First Baptist Church, and fellow workers of the Gilman Paper Company.
Interment will follow the service in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ga.
April 13, 1922 – May 9, 2013