Official Obituary of

James "Jimmy" Norman Minton

May 13, 2023
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James "Jimmy" Minton Obituary

Mr. James  "Jimmy" Norman Minton, age 82 of Millers Creek, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Ridge Valley Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. Jerry Minton and Rev. Brian Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in the Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:45 PM until 1:45 PM prior to the service. 

Mr. Minton was born August 3, 1940 to David Harley Minton and Lucille Edna Allen Minton.  He loved  mules, horses and wagons and loved to work a team of horses or mules.  He built a horse drawn wagon that resembled a ’29 Ford pickup truck. He also loved to trade and haggle.  He was a truck driver and his CB-handle was “Mule Skinner”.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Spann and her husband, Gary, his sister, Linda Butts, and her husband, Charles. 

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Kay Phillips Minton, of the home; one son, Bradley Norman Minton, of the home; one grandson, Braxton Norman Minton, of the home; one sister, Nancy Glass and husband, William (Pete), of Millers Creek; two brothers, Warner Minton and wife, Barbara, of Moravian Falls, and Jerry Minton and wife, Debbie, of Millers Creek. 

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6510 West NC Hwy 268, Wilkesboro NC 28697. 

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May 16, 2023

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
May 16, 2023

2:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Chapel
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Interment following service
May 16, 2023

Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery
6524 W NC Hwy 268
Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
6510 West NC Highway 268 West, Wilkesboro NC 28697


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