Loyd Dale Jamieson (1917 - 2013)

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Loyd Dale Jamieson

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Loyd Dale Jamieson report his passing on January 30, 2012.

Dale was born July 17, 1917 on his family's farm in Cherry Valley, Cross County, AR. Dale was a decorated combat veteran who served in the United States Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre of operation, from May of 1941 until the war's end in January of 1946, when he was discharged as a Master Sergeant.

Dale was joined in marriage with Odum Burrow in November of 1940, and was blessed with her love and companionship for fifty-five years until her passing in 1995. Dale was further blessed with the love and companionship of Johnnie Pat Irvine, as his devoted wife for eight years until her passing in 2007.

Dale loved his community and West Jackson Baptist Church, where he was an active and lifelong member. He was widely known and respected for his involvement and devotion to community and public service. Dale founded the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society, where he served as President for many years and later was honored to serve a President of the Tennessee Humane Society.

Dale was elected as a Madison County Commissioner in 1982 and served in a number of capacities until his retirement in 1998. His tireless contributions included serving as Chairman of the Law Enforcement Committee, the Jackson-Madison County Airport Authority Board and the Council on Aging. Dale was particularly honored to be recognized for his meritorious public service by the Joint Resolution of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate passed in the One Hundred Fifth session of the Tennessee General Assembly.

Dale is survived by his sister, Lois Jamieson Perkins of Wynn, AR; his daughter, Joye Jamieson and son, E. Dale Jamieson and his daughter-in-law, Mary Treila Roby Jamieson, all of Collierville, TN. He is also survived by his grandson, Patrick Dale Biggert and his wife Brittany Perkins Biggert, and granddaughter, Shannon E. Izquierdo and her husband Tony, and his two great-grandchildren, Cruz and Cecilia Izquierdo, all of Collierville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2012 at 1 p.m., in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons, with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. through service time. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Ridgecrest Cemetery.

George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, (731) 427-5555.

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Published in The Jackson Sun on Feb. 1, 2013
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