He was born in Rabun County to Clyde Law and Lassie Taylor Law.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Thomas Law, and a sister, Evelyn Law Thomas.
Survivors include: his wife, Flossie Faye James Law; two sons, James David Law of Buford and Kenneth Wayne Law and wife Wanda of Dacula; a daughter, Nancy Lee Law Hooper and husband Daniel of Lawrenceville; three brothers, Ted Law of Rabun Gap, Albert Law of Clayton and Wayne Law of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Sarah Walch of Arlington, Texas; and four grandchildren, Marshall Hooper, Darren Hooper, Burton Law and Lindsey Law.
Jimmy was a member of Blue Heights Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for 50 years. He was the owner and operator of Law’s Grocery in Mountain City, city clerk for Mountain City for 38 1/2 years and treasurer of Rabun County Baptist Association for many years. He was a row crop farmer for a number of years, producing crops in Wolffork Valley of cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers and beans. A 1948 graduate of Rabun County High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Japan during the time of the Korean Conflict. He also drove a school bus for 10 years and was a member of Woodmen of the World and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family received friends at Beck Funeral Home Monday, 5-8 p.m. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Blue Heights Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Hunnicutt and Gabe Southards officiating. Burial followed at Rabun Memory Park.
Memorial donations in James Law’s memory may be made to Blue Heights Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.