Mr. James (Jimmy) Cantey, 73, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Born in Sumter County on Sept. 9, 1945, he was the son of the late Mr. Parker Cantey Sr. and Mrs. Nancy Burns Cantey. He is survived by one loving sister, Mrs. Olivia Cantey Johnson of the home.

Mr. Cantey worked as a brick mason assistant for many years until his health declined. He loved sports and playing football and baseball.

Mr. Cantey joined Trinity Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor L.W. Walker Sr. He was preceded in death by five sisters: Mrs. Louise Cantey, Mrs. Wilma Cantey, Mrs. Susie Mae Singleton, Mrs. Ruth Cantey and Ms. Gladys Cantey; and six brothers: Mr. Rayon Cantey, Mr. Parker Cantey Jr., Mr. Marion Cantey, Mr. Ernest Williams, Mr. Daniel Cantey and Mr. William Cantey.

He will be truly missed by his sister, Mrs. Olivia Johnson, a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Memorial services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com, or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.