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James W. Kane, II

James W. Kane, II, age 49, Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was born in Johnson City but lived most of his life in Jasper, AL. James is the son of James W. Kane (Janice) and Brenda Hawley.

He was a Certified Pipe Fitter and worked for the Austin Corporation. James was of the Lutheran Faith.

He was a United States Navy Veteran having served his country honorably during the Persian Gulf War. James was awarded numerous medals during his tour.

James enjoyed golf and played for the Navy Golf Team. Also, he worked as a Golf Pro in Worcester, MS.

James was an avid Alabama sports fan. He enjoyed going to the beach and loved the ocean. James liked making friends and loved people with his huge heart. He was always willing to help others and his smile would light up any room.

In addition to his parents, he leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fifteen years, Donna Farthing Kane; one step-granddaughter, Melissa Ann Farthing; one sister, Connie Sue Kane, Nashville; step-sister, Laurie Blackard, Ramsom, WV; three step-brothers: John Kane (Beth), Elba, AL, James Stewart (Kathy), Ringgold, GA, Jeremy Stewart (Joanne), Dickerson, TX; Uncle Daniel Kane (Juanita), Johnson City; two cousins: Dan Thomas, Johnson City and Becky Kane, Gray; Aunt Doris McInturff; cousin Charles Wakefield (My true brother).

James requested to be cremated and his family plans to have a Celebration of Life service according to James wishes.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Kane family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Kane family.  (423) 743-1380.