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.
I was raised around him on the Cecil Jennings farm . He taught me to run a bull dozer and operator all types of farm equipment . I will never forget him and the influence he had in my life .
With lots of love,
Ernest Lee Jennings
I know Robert L. is missing his brother, as the whole Jennings family. As his cousin I am really sadden to here of Willie Home Going. He is with his heavenly family at peace.now.
So sorry about Mr Willie he was a special friend who I always will reamber such a worker always wanting to help others no one could ever spread those gravels like him awesome man GOD BLESS YALL he will be missed RI P sweet freind
Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” (John 11:25) On one occasion, When Martha caught sight of her Master, she put into words the thought that had been tormenting her and Mary for days: “Lord, if you had been here my brother would not have died.” Still, hope and faith were not dead in Martha. She added: “And yet at present I know that as many things as you ask God for, God will give you.” Jesus immediately said something to strengthen her hope: “Your brother will rise.”—John 11:21-23; Acts 24:15; 2 Peter 3:13. Yes, the resurrection hope is a real source of comfort to those who have lost loved ones. It can be to you too! I am very sorry for your loss. May God’s Word seek to comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl
I just heard of Mr. Willie’s death. I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Willie from my Co-op days. He was always so nice.
I’ll be thinking of you.
So sorry to learn of Willie’s passing. I will keep you in my prayers.
God Bless You,