Jesse Bryant ÔJ.B.' Souther, 93 of Harriman, passed away Sunday May 18, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.
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He served in the US Army and was a veteran of WWII in the Pacific Theater of operations. J.B. owned and operated the Gulf Oil and Gas Distributorship and was a member of the Harriman business community for many years. For more than 40 years he has been a faithful member of Woods Chapel United Methodist Church. He was also a member of East Fork Lodge #460 F&AM, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Kerbela Shrine. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed buying, selling and trading guns.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary Sue Wilson Souther; one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Tanya Souther of Oakdale; one daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Dan Runyan of Kingston; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Brenda Souther of Chatsworth, GA; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace Wilson, Jewel Breeden, Mae and Charles Bearden and Gladys and Jim Wilson all of Dalton, GA; four grandchildren, Kevin Keith, Adam Souther, Ashley Harris and Shannon Runyan; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Runyan, Zoe Runyan and Whitley Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family, friends and loved ones.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Rodney Wilson officiating.
Davis Funeral Home, Harriman was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com
Published in Morgan County News from May 21 to May 27, 2014
Davis Funeral Home
715 Morgan Avenue Harriman, TN 37748