Jerry Lee Imes, Sr.

Published 9:58am Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Jerry Lee Imes, Sr., 76 of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Forestdale native was born July 27, 1935, the son of the late Maynard Orland Imes and Nancy Ward Call. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosemary Culp Imes, whom he married Jan. 5, 1957.

Mr. Imes was a 1955 graduate of Ironton High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a former salesman for the Dolin Supply Co. in Huntington, W.Va. and a member of the Faith United Nazarene Church in Ironton. He was a member of the Civitan Club and a former Mason. He was a Gideon, a former owner of Culp’s Electric in Pasadena, Calif., and a member of the Lake Avenue Congregation Church also in Pasadena. He loved to paint and belonged to the Ironton Art Club along with several other art clubs and participated in several art contests.

Jerry Imes

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Lee Jr. and Tena Imes of Chesapeake; son, John Everett Imes of Flatwoods, Ky.; son and daughter-in-law: Joseph David and Melanie Imes of Laverne, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff Orland and Shawn Imes of Alta Loma, Calif.; a brother, Marvin Imes of North Ft. Myers, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Faith United Nazarene Church with Rev. Jean Ratliff officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. There will be a dinner to follow the service at the Presbyterian Church. There will be a memorial service at a later date in Pasadena. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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