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James Daniel Flanagan


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James Daniel Flanagan Obituary
James Daniel Flanagan

Oakland, TN

James Daniel Flanagan passed away Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett after a short illness. He was 90.

A native of Pontotoc County, Miss., Mr. Flanagan lived in Oakland, Tenn. He previously lived in Bartlett and Memphis.

He was a retired truck driver who enjoyed fishing, working on cars and in his yard, and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Well into his 80s, he could often be spotted riding his bicycle near his home.

One of the blessings of his long life was spending 71 years with the wife he leaves, Opal Flanagan. They grew up together in the Hurricane community of Pontotoc County, and Mrs. Flanagan recalls they would walk to school together.

They went on to raise two children, and he lived to see three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill Funeral Home South with services to follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Forest Hill Funeral Home South.

In addition to his wife, Opal Flanagan of Oakland, Tenn., Mr. Flanagan leaves a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria Jane and Anthony John Cicalla, also of Oakland; a son and daughter-in-law, Randelle and Darlene Flanagan of Bartlett; three grandchildren, Christin Cicalla Akridge, Dusty Flanagan and Stacy Krause; and four great-children.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to .
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 13, 2017
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