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James Urban



ROANOKE — James Edward Urban Sr. (Jim) passed away on November 16, 2021, in Roanoke, Va.

Jim was born in Pennsylvania on June 17, 1938, to the late Kathleen and Ed Urban. He was raised in Mitchelltown, near Hot Springs, Va.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Urban. He is survived by his sister, Carol Burns, of Covington.

Jim is survived by his longtime companion, Nancy and her children, Johnny and Judy, of Roanoke.

Jim is survived by his children, Lynda Urban, Eddie Urban and wife, Teresa, Patty Flanagan and her husband, Timmy, and their mother, Peggy Urban, all of Covington.

His is also survived by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Urban was employed at Hercules for many years before moving to Roanoke. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a fine carpenter, like his father.

He enjoyed watching baseball and working on jigsaw puzzles.

There will be a private gathering of immediate family and friends on Monday, November 22 at Simpson’s Funeral Home in Roanoke, with interment immediately following at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke.

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