James Allen "Jim" Brizendine
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James Allen "Jim" Brizendine, age 85 of Nashville, TN, died on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
He was born on January 2, 1929 in Prentiss, KY to the late Oscar Brizendine and Rosa Read Brizendine. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Brizendine and four sisters, Wilma Bowman, Jean Wilson, June Meade and Rosa Nell Read.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel in Clarksville, TN with Russ Corley officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 4 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Jim was a U.S. Army Veteran, having being stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He received the Gold Conduct Medal and National Defense Medal and later worked at the Bird Cage at Ft. Campbell, KY for the U.S. Government. After 30 years as a Master Electrical Troubleshooter, he retired from Phelps-Dodge Copper Wire Company in Hopkinsville. He was also a farmer in Todd County for 40 years, and loved to fish and garden. After his retirement, he helped take care of countless children in Todd County at Raggedy Ann and Andy Day Care. He was a member at Madison Street Church of Christ until he moved to Nashville in 2005, where he spent his days working puzzles and bird-watching with Mary, his devoted wife of 60 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Eloise Morgan Brizendine of Nashville, TN; son, Phil Brizendine of Ashland City, TN; two daughters, Renee Thompson of Nashville, TN and Kimberly Brizendine of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother, Buddy Brizendine of Beaver Dam, KY; four grandchildren, Phillip Brizendine, Titus Brizendine, Parker Thompson and Taylor Thompson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Buddy Brizendine, Phillip Brizendine, Titus Brizendine, Parker Thompson, Michael Thompson, Seth Carmody, Paul Lankford, Jerry Barnes, Jess Moles and Joe Miller.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Encouragement Ministries or Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle, TN.
Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040, (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Mar. 11, 2014