James "Jim" M. Polhamus III, 84, of Loudon, passed away peacefully Sept. 3, 2021, at home with his family.
Jim graduated from Loyola University, Calif. He was a devoted and loving husband for over 63 years. He faithfully served his church, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City, for over 24 years. Jim was the ultimate handyman and self-taught expert carpenter who had a true passion for competitive cards with friends and family. He loved nothing more than playing cards with the grandkids ... and winning!
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Miles Polhamus II and Geraldine Polhamus; brother, Robert Polhamus; and grandson, John Conroy.
Survivors include his wife, Faye E. Polhamus; daughters, Mary Conroy (Dennis) of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jean Kihn (Jeff) of Baltimore, Md.; sons, James Miles Polhamus IV (Mary Louise) of Gainesville, Va., and John Polhamus (Michelle) of Vero Beach, Fla.; and sister, Roberta Polhamus. Jim was the proud and loving grandpa of 15 grandchildren and great-grandpa of six great-grandchildren.
The family received friends 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City with a funeral mass that followed at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to foodforthepoor.org, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church or UT Hospice.
Click Funeral Home & Cremations-Tellico Village chapel is serving the family of Jim Polhamus. www.clickfuneralhome.com