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James C. "Jim" Tierney

March 27, 1942 — June 29, 2023


James C. "Jim" Tierney

James C. “Jim” Tierney, 81, of Lee County, GA, died Thursday, June 29, 2023 at his residence.  A visitation will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Mathews Funeral Home for friends and family.

Jim was born in The Bronx, NY on March 27, 1942 to Carroll and Ruth Tierney.  He attended Fordham Preparatory School and Fordham University where he lettered in Basketball.  Jim joined the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam, served for four years and was discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Jim was employed in retail sales in the credit card industry before being employed with Bank of America.  He met the love of his life, Peggy Peterson in Atlanta in 1985; they were married in 1989 and they moved from Atlanta, GA to W. Babylon, NY and then to Marietta, GA in 1992. In 1999, they moved to Leesburg, GA and have remained there.

Jim was an Irish-Roman Catholic and he liked people, and Basketball.  He loved to walk and work out and had a million jokes.  He enjoyed athletic endeavors, running the New York Marathon twice, ranking in the top 20% for his age group, and for years he went to Tony’s Gym three times per week and loved the friends he made there. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Patricia Tierney Eisley.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Peterson-Tierney of Lee County, GA, his children, Karen Tierney of Albany, GA and Michael Tierney of Yonkers, NY, his siblings, Jerry (Cheryl) of Ft. Myers, FL and Jeannie Tierney of Croton-on-Hudson, NY and three grandchildren, Joshua Tierney, Victoria Tierney and Joey Tierney.

Those desiring may make memorials in memory of Jim to Liberty House, 12036 Putnam Blvd, Albany, GA 31705.


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