STEIN, James Albert Went to be with his Lord on April 15, 2012 at the age of 74. He was born in Caruthersville, Missouri on November 18, 1937 to George Albert Stein and Vera Martin Stein, who both preceded him in death. He was a long time Nashvillian, moving here in 1939. Jimmy attended Issac Litton High School and graduated from Hillsboro High School. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1959, where he majored in math and economics. Mr. Stein was known for his entrepreneurial business endeavors. He started his business career with Genesco; developed and operated twenty-three fast-food restaurants in Texas and in 1971 opened The House restaurant which was Nashville's first "fern" restaurant. In 1975, he founded Allied Security Systems which he later sold to ADT. Jimmy bought and developed real estate in the 80's. In 1989, he created "Super Driver", the world's first and largest audio cassette magazine. In 1997, he founded National Certified Alarms, which is still an active burglar alarm company operated by his son, Shooter Stein. Jimmy was very active in church work and served as a teacher, deacon, and elder at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville. He was a founding elder and teacher at Christ Presbyterian Church of Nashville, where he was still an active member at his time of death. For thirty-five years, he was married to the former Margaret Ann Teas who preceded him in death in 1999. A sister, Georgia Twitty Chellman, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Irene Adkins; two children, Bernice Stein "Bunny" Cothren; son-in-law, Jackson Daniel Cothren IV; son, James Albert "Shooter" Stein, Jr., wife, Elizabeth "Libby" DuPree Stein; five grandchildren, Jackson Daniel Cothren V, Margaret Ann Cothren, Alexander James Cothren, Savannah Wallace Stein and Virginia James Stein; brother-in-law, Chuck Chellman; as well as two nephews, George Bradley "Jug" Twitty and Thomas Barton "Jar" Twitty both of Birmingham, Alabama. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. til 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Christ Presbyterian Church followed by a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. Honorary Pallbearers are Fred Cassetty, Don Baker, Martin Poe, Don Pierce, Hal Hadden, Jack Butler, Sam Bartholomew, Jimmy Pickel, Robert Echols, John Coats, Stan Webber, Rob Fulcher, Steve Condurelis, Anderson Spickard and Steve Wood. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203. Sign on-line guestbook at AustinFuneralService.com (615) 377-0775
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Published in The Tennessean from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2012