James Earney Entrekin

Lacey's Spring AL

James Earney Entrekin of Lacey's Spring was called home to be with Jesus on June 4, 2005, at age 78. He was born in Crane Hill in 1926, and attended school at Logan and Cullman High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre aboard USS Skagit AKA-105 as a Ships Serviceman 2nd Class. James was a Plankowner, and commissioned the ship in Brooklyn NY.

James worked as a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Army and Thiokol Chemical Corporation for over 40 years at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. He was a charter member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lacey's Spring where he served faithfully as a deacon, music director, Bible teacher, building committee member and Sunday School director. He was deeply loved by his family.

Gober Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Martha Paschal Entrekin; three children, James Entrekin of Birmingham, Paula Evans of Lacey's Spring and Rod Entrekin of Gainsville, Ga. (and their spouses); 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Entrekin; and a sister, Patricia Entrekin of Cullman.

A Home-Going Celebration will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lacey's Spring with a graveside service following at 1 p.m. at Cullman City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Entrekin, John Entrekin, Keith Entrekin, Daniel Entrekin, Andy Entrekin and David Entrekin. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Entrekin, Brian Woodrow Evans and Will Entrekin.

Visitation was Monday.