Col. James Jeffries, USMC Retired


Grass Roots North Carolina is sad to mark the passing of a pro-gun legend in North Carolina, Col. Jim Jeffries.

His obituary from the Greensboro News and Record is below.

GREENSBORO — James Henry Jeffries III, 78, died on December 18, 2012 at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Mr. Jeffries was a United States Marine Corps Korean War veteran and graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky, School of Law. Mr. Jeffries was a former prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Following retirement from the Justice Department, Mr. Jeffries engaged in the private practice of law in Greensboro.

Mr. Jeffries was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruth Anne Jeffries and is survived by his brother Conrad A. Conrad of Scottsdale, Arizona, his daughter Anne Jeffries Reardon, his sons, James Henry Jeffries IV and John Harlan Jeffries, and his daughters-in-law Sonya Renee Lowe and Valerie Hall Jeffries. He was also the beloved "Paw Paw" of nine grandchildren: Lauren Anne Jeffries, Erin Elizabeth Jeffries, James Henry Jeffries V, Austin Matthew Jeffries, Tara Jean Jeffries, Daniel Boyd Jeffries, Kathryn Chelsea Reardon, John Augustus Reardon, and Rebecca Anne Reardon, all of Greensboro, North Carolina. He was the Pater Familias.

Services will be private.

His family requests that any memorials in lieu of flowers be made in his name to the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment which can be contacted at


Online condolences may be offered at

GRNC President Paul Valone had this to say of Col. Jeffries:

“I had the honor of knowing Jim Jeffries for eighteen years. Jim knew the law and was especially well versed on gun laws and gun issues. A tough-minded former federal prosecutor, Jim did briefs for GOA, helped GRNC on innumerable gun-related issues, and invariably provided a clear-minded and cogent analysis of a situation. I will miss him as an irreplaceable resource, but especially as a friend.”

Everyone in the GRNC family extends our deepest sympathy to the Jeffries family.



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