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James Henry Kizer, Jr.

James Henry Kizer, Jr.
  • March 14, 1940 - January 29, 2022
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Mr. Kizer was a dear sweet man and loved by everyone that knew him. My condolences to his family. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Joni Moody - Greenville, SC

“Jimmy was a great football team mate At St George High. He enjoyed a very successful life and growing up in St George taught him many lifetime...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Harry Mims Jr

“Ann and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. He was a wonderful man. My deepest sympathy to all. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Irwin - Other

“Dear Ann, David and I are so sad to hear of "Coach Kizer's" passing, but I'm so thankful you came to my Class of 1968 reunion at Gold Bug. You both...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: David Sweatt and Sally Burn Sweatt

“We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family at this sad time. ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Johnnie and Wilburn Hutto

“I loved Mr Kizer, he was a soft spoken giant and was certainly a presence. Prayers for his wife and family. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Elaine Bozman - Mr Pleasant, SC

“Condolences to the family. Many fond memories of Coach. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Jimmy Gordon - School

“Our prayers are with you. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Tim and Anna Dangerfield

“So sorry ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Claudette Staggs - Greenville, SC

“I knew Jim for many years when we were administrators in Mt Pleasant schools. I´m so glad I reconnected with him in our Mt Pleasant Retired...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Jane Davis - Work

“Anne, I was so sorry to hear about Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Sherie Gellin

“I'm saddened that my basketball coach & teacher from the Moultrie High days is no longer with us. I remember coach as a gentle giant. Even when he...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Charlie Anderegg - School

“Prayers to Ann and family. Jim was such a great vp at Laing... always the calm one. I have many happy memories of him. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Tricia Thomas

“Jim, you did a wonderful job: good life, beautiful wife, great family. At Laing you were a friendly, supportive, steady rock for staff and students....Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Ronald Hornbeck Hornbeck - SC

“Ann and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. My prayers and thoughts are with your family at this stressful time. Jim was such a kind, loving...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Judy Annan - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Ann I am so sorry for your loss I will be praying for you and your family love and hugs coming your way ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: julia counts - Newberry, SC

“Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Maryanne and Leslie. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Melissa Hamilton - Lexington, SC

“Ann My thoughts are with you and your family. I will be in touch soon. Much love. Peggy ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Peggy Reese - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Ann, so sorry to hear about Jim. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Cathie Middleton - Awendaw, SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Bob & Elaine Mizell

“My sincere condolences to the Kizer family. Coach has gone on to be with the Lord, but will forever live in my heart. He´s responsible for what I...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Otto B. German

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Condolences to the family ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Pug And Ann Dudley - SC - Friend

“Wish we could be there for you! Love to these entire amazing family!ryc8L ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Bill and Carolyn Palmer - Salem, SC

“So sorry anne ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Dick Glave - Maggie valley, NC

“Our thoughts and Prayers are with You! ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Mike and Jane Norris - St. George, SC



Jim, as he was called, was born March 14, 1940 in St. George, South Carolina, son of the late James Henry Kizer, Sr. and Lucille Patrick Kizer. He grew up in St. George, and after graduating from high school, moved to Due West, SC, where he attended Erskine College on a basketball scholarship for the "Flying Fleet". Upon graduation in 1962, he worked as a physical education and social studies teacher and was also the boy's high school basketball coach at Moultrie High School in Mt. Pleasant. It was there that he met his future wife Ann Beck who was the school librarian. Jim and Ann bought a house on the Isle of Palms where they lived for 38 years and raised their two daughters. He was a devout Christian and an active member of the Isle of Palms United Methodist Church.

After leaving coaching, he accepted a position at Von Kolnitz Middle School as an assistant principal but spent the majority of his career at Laing Middle School, retiring in 1992. While working he also earned his Master's Degree in Education from the College of Charleston.

Jim loved living in the Lowcountry and many of his pastimes included hunting with his brother Donnie at their family farm, boating and fishing; he especially loved any time near the water. He always enjoyed and looked forward to his monthly time spent with his "Goat Island" buddies.

After his retirement he added woodcarving to his hobbies. Caricatures were his specialty, and he won numerous awards in carving competitions.

Jim was the lucky grandfather to four grandsons and one great -grandson. He loved spending time with them and teaching them life skills. He patiently untangled many lines, baited many hooks, and celebrated even the smallest fish with them.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann; his daughters, Leslie Kizer Causey (Donnie) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Marianne Kizer Farabee (Larry) of Germantown, TN; four grandchildren, Zach Causey (Gracie), Aaron Causey, Beck Farabee, and Ben Farabee; one great-grandson, James Causey; his brother, Donnie Kizer (Lena); and his sister, Ann Kirby (Carroll). He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward Hugh Kizer.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 12 21st Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC 29451, or Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205 or the charity of one's choice.

The service may be viewed by clicking this link https://youtu.be/mFf4MO-mNpk