James David “J.D.” Shealy, 58, of Newberry died October 27, 2015 at his residence.

Born on September 22, 1957, in Newberry, he was a son of the late William and Mary Campbell Shealy. He was employed by Champion Automotive and was the former owner of Shealy Service Center. He was a Past Master of Amity Lodge #87, a member of the Newberry York Rite, a Past President of the Newberry Shrine Club, and a member of the Hillbilly Clan #2.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Coats Shealy; a sister, Kimberley Shealy of Newberry; brothers, Barry (Amy) Shealy of Newberry and Larry Shealy of West Columbia; his mother-in-law, Gladys Coats of Newberry; sister-in-law, Suzanne (John) Summer of Newberry; nieces and nephews, Jenna and Jacob Shealy, Holly Lee, and Cadie (Joey) Bodie; a great-niece Evelyn Bodie; and his dog, Cody.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6:00 PM Friday, October 30, 2015 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or P.A.W.S., 2414 Dennis Dairy Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Honorary pall bearers will be Past Masters of the Amity Lodge#87 and Past Presidents of the Newberry Shrine Club.

A note of condolence may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.


#61 Debbie Kesler Werts 2015-11-30 22:04
Rhonda, I am sorry you lost James David my prayers are with you.
#60 Ed & Deb Taylor 2015-11-05 16:00
Rhonda, Peg just told us about JD's passing. I am so sorry my friend! Ed & I have such fond memories of you two from college days and even though we don't see you, we think of you often. Please accept our deepest condolences, love & prayers.
#59 Annette-Hayne Davis 2015-11-05 15:37
Rhonda and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always have fond memories of J.D. for being a kind and thoughtful man. May you find peace and comfort in your cherished memories.
#58 Rick and Mindy Hope 2015-11-03 09:44
Ms. Rhonda,
Rick and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. J.D. had such a fun personality. Rick thought a lot of him and enjoyed his time getting to know him. Ms. Tina also thought the world of him. We are praying for peace for you during this time.
#57 Karen Young 2015-11-02 09:53
Barry, Amy and your family, I was so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Although I didn't know your brother, I know your heart is broken. Please turn to Jesus for comfort and let me know if I can be of help.
#56 Mary Marshall 2015-10-31 20:41
Rhonda Kay,
We are so sorry for J D's untimely death. We will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Love you!
George and Mary Katherine Marshall
#55 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-10-30 20:37
Our thoughts and prayers in the loss of J.D. We've know him for years and always knew he was a great fellow.
Billy & Edith Morris
#54 Shaye Miller 2015-10-30 18:41
Rhonda and Family,
We were saddened to learn of JD's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you in your time of sorrow.
Eric and Shaye Miller
#53 Douglas Mills 2015-10-30 14:07
Rhonda, We are so saddened to hear of JD's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Douglas and Christy Mills
#52 Romia Jeter 2015-10-30 12:43
Very shocked to hear such sad news. May God's blessings be with you in such difficult time.Just look forward to.
reuniting in Eternity.

#51 Eddie Malcom 2015-10-29 23:10
Kim and family so sorry on your lost of J.D. I had him do some work for me when he had his station and some of his work is still working today. He was a good man. Again so sorry. May God bless you all. Eddie
#50 Bliss Morris 2015-10-29 22:48
After many attempts, JD was the only mechanic to fix my Honda which I just got back. I came from AL for him to look at it and he became my hero. He was a Masonic brother to my son, Jamey Dutart and a good friend to Tina Dutart. May God bless JD's family and friends with peace that passes all understanding. He has no pain, no tears, no sorrow. He is partying with angels.
#49 Richard and Donna 2015-10-29 22:05
Rhonda & family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Richard and Donna Lominack
#48 Ken & Linda Swygert 2015-10-29 20:14
Rhonda & family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss of J.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you.
#47 Becky Harmon Steen 2015-10-29 19:38
Barry and family, We were so sorry to hear about JD. We are thinking of you and praying. Love, Becky, Chris and Zachary
#46 Marvi & Andy Hawkins 2015-10-29 16:34
We are saddened to hear about the passing of JD. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#45 Skip Mathis 2015-10-29 16:18
Rhonda, My heart goes out to you! I just heard today and was shocked. JD was a fine man and so many people will miss him. He was always a lot of fun!
#44 Steve Jackson 2015-10-29 16:06
Rhonda, My heart broke today when I heard the new. But my spirit rejoices to know he now rests with the same God who is caring for you. I'm here if you need me. Steve
#43 Gail & Von James 2015-10-29 15:23
Kim and Family,
You are in our thought and prayers.
#42 Christy Bouknight 2015-10-29 15:22
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving and comforting arms.
James, Zadean, and Christy Bouknight
#41 Bridget Bouknight 2015-10-29 14:30
Dear Rhonda & family, We're so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers! With deepest sympathy, Michael, Bridget, Taylor, Kruz Bouknight
#40 Wendy Shealy 2015-10-29 14:11
Dear Rhonda and all the family, We are so sorry about JD's passing. I know he will be missed by more people than we can even imagine. Our prayers are with you all. Wendy & Johnny Shealy
#39 Aneczka Shealy 2015-10-29 12:38
My prayers to all the family and friends.
I knew this wonderfull person as a young man,
He was great with my childeren ehen they were in his moms cwre.
#38 Karen Lindler Smith 2015-10-29 12:35
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love Joey & Karen Lindler Smith
#37 Olivia and Grady Ful 2015-10-29 12:13
Thinking of you, Rhonda, and know that Grady and I are hear for you. You are in our prayers, and we're just a phone call away.
#36 Beth Andrews 2015-10-29 11:40
Rhonda, you are in my thoughts and prayers. JD will be truly missed.
#35 Bill & Vicki Riddle 2015-10-29 11:33

We were so sorry to hear about JD. You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
#34 LuAnn Cogdell 2015-10-29 11:14
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time. JD, like yourself, always had a smile on his face and a kind word to offer. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
LuAnn and Tim
#33 The Wertses 2015-10-29 11:01
Rhonda, we are so saddened by J.D.'s passing. He was a remarkable man and touched so many lives. He was very special to all of us. May you find comfort and peace in the days to come. We love you, Joe, Kim and Hunter
#32 janet and Ronnie cha 2015-10-29 10:57
Sending prayers to the family ..
May God give each of you comfort and strength as only He can give at such a time! May God bless you all as we continue to keep you in our prayers !
#31 julia counts 2015-10-29 10:34
Rhonda I am so sorry about J D. He was always such a help to us with our cars and I loved both of you for many years. May God's love and care and all of us who care so deeply help you and your family in the days to come.
#30 Mike & Lee Anne 2015-10-29 10:07
Rhonda...Our hearts are broken for you and ALL who love J.D. The world is a darker place without him. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#29 Beverly-Jimmy Martin 2015-10-29 10:06
Ms. "R" and the rest of the family,
Jimmy and I were shocked and saddened to learn of JD's passing. He will definitely be missed by so many. He was a great person and touched so many lives. Heaven has certainly gained another precious angel. I hope you can find comfort in knowing so many of your friends will be praying for you all.
Sending love and hugs.
Jimmy and Beverly
#28 Rene Neel 2015-10-29 09:58
Rhonda, Barry and Family,
May the Lord wrap his loving arms around each of you and give you peace, as he only can. JD was a good fellow and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with each of you.

Russell, Rene, Ryan, and Ross Neel
#27 Champ Champion 2015-10-29 09:29
It is with much sadness that I send this condolence. J.D. was a good friend, A Great Mason, A Great Shriner and enjoyed being a Hillbilly. We appreciate J.D. and his friends taking an office in Newberry Shrine Club and keeping it going. Our Prayers are with you and your famly. J.D. loved his family , his Mason and Shrine friends. We will miss him. If we can assist in anyway, please call us at Hejaz. May God Bless You and He will be with you through this trial.
A Good Friend
Champ Champion PP
Recorder Hejaz Shrine
#26 nancy stoudemire 2015-10-29 09:29
My family was so sorry to hear of James David's passing. Your family is in our prayers. Stuckey, Nancy and Ryan Stoudemire, Eleanor and Jerry Amick Alewine.
#25 Wanda Brewington 2015-10-29 09:12
Rhonda, I can't even begin to say how sorry I am to learn about JD's passing. I pray you can feel all the prayers that are being lifted up for you. Just know God has you in the palm of his hand.
#24 Lisa Adams Richardso 2015-10-29 08:32
Rhonda, How shocked I was to hear about James David. I will always remember our times in high school. James David was a wonderful person and so much fun to be around. You are in my thoughts and prayers, May God grant you peace and comfort. Lisa
#23 Amy Griffin Kinard 2015-10-29 06:41
Rhonda, Tony and I are so saddened by the passing of James David. We are praying for peace of mind and spirit for you and JD's family. God has you in the palm of His hand. We love you.
Amy and Tony Kinard
#22 Bety MIller 2015-10-28 23:39
Rhonda Deborah told me about your husband's passing tonight and I was sorry to hear it. my prayers and thoughts are with you. don't know if you remember me but I used to come up with Deborah to party with you guys at Carolyn's.
#21 Terry Ward 2015-10-28 23:33
Rhonda, I'm so sorry to hear about JD. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#20 Roger E Graham 2015-10-28 23:00
I am shocked and sadden to hear about the passing of JD. He was one the most sincere, kindhearted persons I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I hope GOD will wrap his arms around you and grant you peace during this most difficult and challenging time in your journey of life.

Roger E Graham
#19 Wayne & Pam 2015-10-28 22:06
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. JD will be truly missed by all.
#18 Troy Crump 2015-10-28 21:47
Rhonda, JD will be missed . He reminded me so much of my grandfather, so when I went to visit him, I called him Pops.
#17 Dean& Melody Cotney 2015-10-28 20:20
Rhonda,We are praying for you! Dean & Melody
#16 Anne Taylor Shealy 2015-10-28 19:52
Al and I send our sincere heart felt condolences to you all. JD was a wonderful person that loved his family so much. May the peace of Jesus surround you all.

Al and Anne
#15 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-10-28 19:19
How shocked I was when they told me of JD's untimely passage. He was a great and talented guy, with an interest in helping others through his activities in the Shrine. We will never understand the reasons someone leaves us before our time until we are reunited. Until then he is held in your heart and mind. May God be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#14 Eddie,Susan and Bo K 2015-10-28 19:15
Mrs.R you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Jd's friendship meant alot to our family.We are here for you.Will keep you in our prayers.
#13 ginger and jimmy wei 2015-10-28 17:44
Rhonda, we were so sorry to hear about your loss. JD will
be greatly missed. May God keep you in his arms and make
you strong. With deepest sympathy, Ginger and Jimmy Weir
#12 Delores Mayer 2015-10-28 16:03
Rhonda I'm so sorry to hear about JD may God comfort you during this sad time in your life. Prayers up lifted for you and your family

Guerry & Delores Mayer
#11 Coroner Craig Newton 2015-10-28 16:02
J.D. will truly be missed. He always had a smile on his face and was willing to help everyone he came into contact with. My prayers are with the entire Shealy family during this difficult time.

Coroner Craig Newton
#10 Judy Ashcraft 2015-10-28 15:33
Dear Rhonda, words can not express how I feel about your loss. JD did so much for so many. You are in my prayers dear---and the rest of his family and friends. Love you! Judy
#9 Mark & Missy Hipp 2015-10-28 15:33
Ms. R & Family, all of you are in our thoughts & prayers
Mark & Missy Hipp
#8 Linda Bratton 2015-10-28 15:00
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am here if you need anything. He will be missed by many.
#7 James,Jocelyn Mack 2015-10-28 14:56
Dear Rhonda and Shealy family, it is with great sadness I am writing this message. JD was a great person, friend and neighbor. Memories of all the good times and fun we shared many years ago still warm our hearts. We will miss him greatly and think of him often. Rhonda, James and I love you and are here anytime you need us. When you see only one set of FootPrints in the sand, know that God has you in his arms and in his care. You are in our hearts. Love Jocelyn and Jimmy Mack
#6 Chris Rikard 2015-10-28 14:41
Rhonda I am so sorry. Praying for you all. Love you.
#5 Janice Meeks 2015-10-28 14:39
Rhonda, we are so sorry to hear about your husband. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Janice Boozer Meeks & Tommy
#4 Vicki Hendrix 2015-10-28 14:34
Rhonda and family,
I am so sorry to hear of J.D.'s passing. He was such a great guy (and a great mechanic) and will be missed by so many. Know that all of you will be in my prayers.
Vicki Hendrix
#3 Wes & Helen Griffin 2015-10-28 14:12
We are stunned and heartbroken at JD's sudden passing! Our prayers are with you for God's strength and comfort.
#2 allen salter 2015-10-28 14:11
barry and rhonda, jd was a good guy and always was willing to help othes, may our God and Savior grant you peace in your loss, he did a lot for newberry folks and will always be remembered for his sacrifices and support he gave us. Heaven is gaining a good son in Christ
#1 Angie Heffner 2015-10-28 14:10
So very sorry to hear about your loss. I know you were close to each other.You and your family will be in our prayers in this difficult time and in the future when the crowds leave and you are alone.

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