Dr. James (Jim) Nolan Threadgill, 93, was born on October 26, 1927, to parents Selman Lamar Threadgill and Mary Grace Nolan of Decatur, Georgia, and passed away of Alzheimer’s disease at Hospice House of Mercy in Durango, Colorado, on November 20, 2020.
Dr. Threadgill attended Mercer University and graduated in 1949 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. He married Patricia Gleaton and they had five children during their 25 year marriage while they resided in Greenville, South Carolina, and Cave Creek, Arizona. Dr. Threadgill later married Kathleen Williamson in 1986 and they resided in Cave Creek, Arizona, where he served as a City Councilman and later as Mayor of Cave Creek.
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Threadgill owned many of his own companies, including Sound Management, Threadgill Apothecary, Threadgill Pharmacy, Holiday Travel, and Cave Creek Horse Carriages. Dr. Threadgill was very civic minded and was a past member of American Legion Post #34, Elks Club, Lions Club, Dons Club, Sertoma Club, Kiwanis, and he was a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Threadgill and Kathleen retired to Ignacio, Colorado, and continued to build horse carriages. Jim thoroughly enjoyed the Colorado life. Jim was a past Council Member and Council President of Saint Ignatius Church in Ignacio, Colorado, as well as serving as Sacristine, Eucharistic Minister, and Lector.
Jim loved and was very proud of all his family.Jim is survived by his wife, Kathleen, of 36 years, his children, James Nolan Threadgill, ll (Janet), Michael Threadgill (Nancy), Mary Clark, Anne Hugman (Jim), and Elizabeth Threadgill; his grandchildren, James Nolan Threadgill, lll, Zachary Threadgill (Shannon), Steven Threadgill (Cindy), Robert Hugman (Corinne), Kellie McNair (Adam), Kelsey Threadgill, Katie Threadgill, Elizabeth Karvonen (Joe), Melissa Bell, Elissa Hugman, and Victoria Brown; and great-grandchildren Nolan James Threadgill, Brock Threadgill, John James Threadgill, Kendyll Karvonen, Kali Threadgill, Abbigayle Gallero, Kenley Threadgill, Emma Threadgill, Brookelyn Threadgill. He was preceded in death by Patricia Gleaton, and son Vincent Champa.
Every day Jim woke up happy, told jokes, was full of conversation, and had stories to share. If you asked him how he was, his response was always, “I’m Great!” A gathering, mass, and celebration of his life will be held and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Jim to www.apdaparkinson.org or www.alz.org.