Jimmy Lee McCann

April 4, 1940 – September 12, 2017

Jimmy Lee McCann, 77, of Statesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

He was born on April 4, 1940 in Union Grove to the late Roscoe McCann and Elsie Burchan McCann. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and seven brothers.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 56 years, Colleen Mills McCann; son, Brinkley “Mac” Daney McCann and wife Cindy of Sykesville, MD; daughter, Lea Rene McCann Hughes and husband Chuck of Cleveland, NC, and three grandchildren, Justin McCann, Carrigan McCann, and Madeline McCann.

Jimmy worked in the tire shop for Carolina Freight Company for over thirty years. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan and loved any John Wayne movie. He will always be remembered for being a family man and was a big advocate for the McCann reunions.

The funeral service will be held at Grassy Knob Baptist Church on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Seaford and Rev. Fred Carlton officiating. The committal will immediately follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. McCann’s memory may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd. Statesville, NC 28625 or to Faith Baptist Church, 230 Catalina Dr. Mooresville, NC 28117.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Jimmy McCann.

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  1. L Gray wrote:

    My deepest sympathy to the family . May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

  2. Libby Moore Gause wrote:

    Our positive works are reflected like a ripple effect.
    Jim will certainly be missed and to his family
    You are in my thoughts during this time of loss

  3. Beverly Stroud Flinchum wrote:

    Colleen, Binky, Lea and family, I’m so sorry for your loss, Jim was a very kind man, but always meant what he said, as a little girl when I first meet him I was so scared of Jim, with his gruff voice, as I got older I learned that he was a gentle man.. Jim went out of his way to help our family, always lending a helping hand on the farm to do whatever he could do to help, he and his brother Kenneth. to the family I love you all so very much… God Bless you, Love and Prayers, Beverly

  4. Steve and Karen McCann and Family wrote:

    Uncle Jim – You will be surely missed by all. We will miss those long conversations and telephone chats. With deepest sympathy to Binky and Lea on their loss of their father.

  5. Brad J. Stroud Sr wrote:

    Colleen, Binky, Lea and family,
    Words cannot express my deepest sorrow for your loss. Jim was a very good man and he was a family man. My family owes a debt of gratitude to yours that we could never repay. Jimmy, with the blessing and support of his family, ensured the survivability of mine. For several years he was essentially the “MAN” of two households. Without his help and sacrifice, my family would have surely lost the farm. I remember many days of him working our farm and then having to go to work at Carolina Freight. His personal human strength and moral courage to do what he saw as right were unwavering. As a young boy and man he was to me a “SUPERMAN among men”. It seemed that there was nothing he could not or would not do. He could have taken a much easier path but he choose to help way more than anyone could ever expect. My memories are that his hands were huge and were often firm, but his heart and soul were as tender as a lamb. I know that I will see Jimmy again with that big grin and hardy laugh.
    May GOD bless and keep you all during this very difficult time. I love you all, BRAD