James “Jim” Frank Gennusa, 88, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022, at his home.

Jim was born on November 30, 1933, in New York, N.Y., and was the son of the late Frank George Gennusa and Mary Ann Simonovich Gennusa. He was the retired owner and operator of Blue Ridge Textile Industries in Statesville. He was of the Catholic faith, enjoyed tennis and was a big New York Yankees fan. He also was very giving to a lot of animal funds.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Angela G. Gill of Statesville; a son, Christopher Gennusa of Hickory; granddaughter, Jamie Gill; grandson, Trent Gennusa; and great granddaughters, Courtney Gill and Chloe Gennusa. He is also survived by his former son-in-law, Robert Gill.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Gill.

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Troutman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Collins. The family will visit with friends from 9:30 until 10 a.m., and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Iredell County Health Department or to the Iredell County Humane Society.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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