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Jimmie Southern

1941 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Jimmie Southern Obituary
Memorial services for Jimmie Southern will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Larry Mote officiating.
Jimmie H. Southern was born August 29, 1941, in Marlow, OK to the home of Lillie May and J. W. Southern and died January 11, 2013, in Clovis. Jimmie's family came here when he was a boy. In 1963 he joined the U S Navy as a Sea Bee and served until 1966. After his discharge, he lived in Hamilton, TX where he worked in construction and on a line crew, and later at the 3M factory. In 1979 he moved back to Portales, and worked for his brother and sister-in-law, managing the Blue Gem Bar. After he left the bar, he worked for Ronnie Mitchell on his ranch. Later Jimmie worked at Valley Electric, and finally at Levacy Sprinkler Company.
In the summer of 1976 in Farwell, TX he was married to Donna Newman. The couple had one daughter. After Jimmie retired in 2003 he worked for W. J. Auction as well as several other auction companies in the area. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and going to auctions. Jimmie did beautiful wood work, building book cases and gun cabinets, as well as refinishing antique furniture. He was a member of the local VFW Post for many years.
He is survived by Glenda Armstrong, his companion for the past 10 years of their home in Portales; his former wife, Donna Switzer of Portales; two daughters and sons-in-law, Chistina and Austin Parmer of Portales, and Felicia and Chan Puls of Portales; four grandchildren, Corey Parmer, Justin Perry, Kevin Perry and Lynsey Perry; two brothers, Butch Southern of Portales and Donnie Southern of Hamilton, TX; as well as a number of other family members and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sylvia Giffith.
Arrangements by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales, Inc., 505-356-4455, wheelermortuary.net
Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Jan. 13, 2013
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