James Lee "Jim" Aleshire

- July 3, 2019

James Lee "Jim" Aleshire, 82, of Troutville died Wednesday, July 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Charlotte Black Aleshire; first wife, Patricia Schwenke Aleshire; daughter, Sheri Wilson; and a sister Marian Collins.

Jim was a Bronze Eagle Scout with Wood badge Award, and a member of the Virginia State Orchestra (Award Band) 1954. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and while there was a member of the Virginia Tech Regimental Band. He also played trumpet in the 80th Division Army Band and in the National Guard Band. He was a member of the Botetourt County Chorus, the Association of Manufacturing Engineers and had been a member of First Baptist Church, Roanoke since 1953. He retired as Senior General Forman for the Norfolk Southern Railway.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Aleshire; children, Michael R. (Patricia) Aleshire, Katherine Aleshire (Mark) Alexander, and Marcus Lee Aleshire; grandchildren, D.J., Jonathan, Michael, Haley, Amy, and Kaelin; great grandchildren, Alexia and Dakota.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory. 366-0707