Funeral service for Mr. James Newton Jennings, Jr., age 87, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 11am on Friday, July 28, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Wiser officiating. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, July 27 at Higgins.
Jimmy was born May 12, 1936, in Lincoln County, TN to the late James Newton and Julia Louise Nix Jennings, Sr. He worked for Stanley Tools and served in the National Guard. Jimmy was also a farmer for most of his life. He raised cattle and hogs and grew row crops over the years. Jimmy was a member of the Farm Bureau, Young Farmers and Homemakers organization, and enjoyed being a part of the agriculture community. He never met a stranger and would enjoy conversation with most anyone. Jimmy also loved his church family at Cyruston Church of Christ, and he served as treasurer for the congregation. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and refinishing furniture. Most of all, Jimmy loved his family and cherished time spent with them. Jimmy passed away July 24, 2023, at his home surrounded by family.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Ballard Jennings of Fayetteville; daughters, Jawan (Jason) Ross of Denham Springs, LA, Christy (Charlie) Davis of Fayetteville; stepdaughter, Karen (David) Mann; grandchildren, Ducote (Mallory) Jennings, Noah (Ally) Ducote, Ivy Davis, Kelsey Davis, Brooke (Jesse) Cagle, Austin (Madison) Mann, and Dylan Mann; great-granddaughter, Rylee Quinn Wright; and sister, EmmaGene Templeton; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his previous wives, Janice Daniels and Marilyn Martin Jennings; daughters, Carol Diane Jennings and Lisa Lynn Jennings; sisters, Lyda Jennings and Vida (C.H.) Yates; brothers, Thomas Gilbert Jennings, Lilburn (Beth) Jennings, Wilburn (Opal) Jennings, Eskin (Geraldine) Jennings.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. James Newton Jennings, Jr.