Funeral services for Mr. Willie Clay Jennings, age 69, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Sunday at 11:00 am at Higgins Funeral Home with Elder Roy Holman officiating. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery. Mr. Jennings passed away Friday at his residence.
Mr. Jennings was born April 1, 1945 to the late Roy Lee and Ophelia Berry Jennings. He worked most of his life on the farm. He was finally blessed with the opportunity of owning a dump truck business with the help of his very good friend Grady Reavis. He later named his business Jennings Trucking and worked as a contractor through Lincoln Paving. He employed about 35 in this business. Willie has owned several businesses throughout his lifetime, all being outside work whether it was using a backhoe or cutting grass, he was always happy. He was best known for his precise spreading ability which was either driving forward or backward with his dump truck, which he named “Big Mama”. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Petersburg. Those of you who knew him, knows that he was willing to do whatever he could to help anyone. He will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy Lee and Ophelia Berry Jennings, brothers and sisters Bennie, John, Crystal, Roy, and Freddie. He leaves to cherish his memories, his soul mate Yolanda, step-children Nikia Stewart, Zaritha Stewart and Fontaine Hadley, brothers Robert L. (Louise) Jennings of Springfield, MA, Ronnie McGee of San Antonio, TX, sister Ethele Buchanan of Fayetteville, TN, sisters-in-law Mary Jennings of Huntsville, AL, Virginia Jennings of Tullahoma, TN, Mary (Harold) Dixon, Brenda Bryson both of Fayetteville, TN, brothers-in-law Dexter Ford of Fayetteville, TN, Jimmie (Jerrie) Ford of Chicago, IL, sister-in-law Carol Ford of Greenville, RI, seven grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Devoted family and friends Doris Wright, Bennie (Shana) Jennings, Brandon Jennings, Steve Edmiston, Grady Reavis, Michael “Dude” Reavis, Nicole Watts, Ottis Hazlett, Shantel, Pam and Michael.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 10:00 until 11:00 am at Higgins Funeral Home.