James Aubrey Foote, Sr., 77, died Monday, December 9, 2019 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS after an extended illness. He was born September 23, 1942 in Aberdeen, MS to Aubrey Russell Foote and Dametra Barnes Foote and was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. He taught metal trades for three years at the Aberdeen High School in the early seventies, and retired as a Tool and Die Machinist for True Temper of Amory, MS. He was a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church in Aberdeen, MS. He was a devoted husband, father, and papaw who loved spending time with friends and family. Survivors include his wife Karen Louise Breaux Foote of Aberdeen, two daughters, Elizabeth Gaye Caldwell (Bob) of Columbus, MS and Rachael Leigh Moody (Gerald) of Mantachie, MS; two sons, James Aubrey Foote, Jr. (Lori) of Fulton, MS and Charles Russell Foote (Amelia) of Tupelo, MS; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Belle Shurden (Harold) of Mathiston, MS.