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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Monday September 26th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Monday September 26th, 2022

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Wesley Cemetery
Monday September 26th, 2022

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James Thomas Lisenby

            James Thomas "Jim" Lisenby, age 88 of Nixa, died September 23, 2022.  He was born May 24, 1934 in his family’s house in Willard, the son of Bryan and Hattie (Swinney) Lisenby.

            On June 13, 1954, Jim was united in marriage to Nina Jo (Shipman). Nina preceded Jim in death August 13, 2016.

Jim was retired from the automotive industry. He enjoyed bowling and fishing. Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. 

Jim is survived by his daughter Kristi Romines and husband Robert of Nixa; granddaughter Kayla Simpson and husband Cody of Tennessee; great grandson, Roland Simpson and great granddaughter Stella; daughter, Janna Schade of Reno, Nevada; grandson, Connor Zamora; two sisters, Katy Walch of Texas and Fran Vick and husband Dick of Texas; and his beloved dog and special friend, “Elmo”; and a host of other family and friends. 

            In addition to his wife, Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George Lisenby and John Lisenby; and a grandson, Zachary Zamora.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Cemetery, near Willard. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. immediately before the funeral in the funeral home.

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Kristi, so sorry to hear about your dad. My dad has been gone almost a year now and I miss him every day. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts.

Karen Carmichael Sep 28 2022 2:48 PM

Your dad was the sweetest. I think all us nixie chicks loved Jim and he was our sweetest facebook friend in these last few years. I love you and know that I will be holding you up in prayer.
Sheryl & Jeff

Sheryl Masters Sep 27 2022 6:34 AM

We knew Jim and Nina only since 2000. We met them through Church! They were always kind and gentle and Christian friendly. Blessings to the family. They were always thinking of their kids and Grand kids! Jim seemed to enjoy every day while on this earth!


Jack & Katy Hays

Jack & Katy Hays Sep 26 2022 10:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Lisenby

Kent Triplett Sep 25 2022 10:17 PM

Dads hold such a special place in our hearts. The love is unconditional and unending. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Allison Pope Sep 25 2022 6:12 PM

Kristi we are so sorry for your loss.
We always enjoyed seeing your dad and mom at church.
You all are in our prayers.

Jim and Hazel Lauderdale Sep 24 2022 1:12 PM

I first met Jim and Nina when we attended First Baptist of Battlefield many years ago. Jim and I worked together at Custard Insurance Adjusters and ran across each other many times over the years while working in the industry. He and Nina were very special to me and it was a privilege to know them both. I know God and Nina have welcomed him home. He was loved by many. My sympathy to his family who I know meant the world to him.

Betty Good Sep 24 2022 11:58 AM

So sorry for your loss.. may you find comfort in your memories. Sending love and prayers your way. ❤️🙏

Rhonda Johnson-Preister Sep 24 2022 7:14 AM

The Golladay Family extend our heart felt sympathy to the whole Lisenby family. What honor to have get to know Jim. We live you all.

Chuck Golladay Sep 23 2022 11:25 PM

Jim was such a kind neighbor to us. My oldest son Noah told me today that he was going to miss Mr. Jim and how he remembered Jim always waving to him when he walked home from school. He was truly loved by all who knew him.

Karen Bliss Sep 23 2022 11:21 PM

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