James “Jimmy” Elmer Bugg, 78, passed away April 12, 2019 surrounded by his daughters at his home in the Hollis Creek Community. He was the son of the late Dayton & Dorothy Richardson Bugg.
Jimmy was born July 6, 1940 and was married to the late Joyce Reed Bugg for 55 years. Jimmy and Joyce lived in the Hollis Creek Community where he farmed raising various crops and beef cattle. Jimmy was a member of the Sunny Slope Church of Christ where he faithfully served the Lord for 59 years. His most prized titles in life were Christian, Husband, Daddy, Papa and Farmer; he carried them all with great pride.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cindy (Jeff) Odle of Woodbury and Sandra (Alan) Whitesell of Readyville; grandchildren, Joshua Haley (Whitney Williams), Stephen Haley (Lacey Williams), and Ryan (Emily) Haley, Brandon Campbell (Cailynn Cawthon), and MacKenzie (Alan) Lack; step-grandchildren, Jonathan Odle (Tanya Parker) and Nathan (Terrilyn) Odle; great-grandchildren, Emerson Kate Lack, Rhett Lack, and Braelynn Campbell; brother, David (Carolyn) Bugg of Dandridge, TN.; sister-in-law, Annette Reed of Readyville. niece, Tabitha (Greg) Jenkins; nephews, Nathan Bugg, Marlon Reed, Keith Reed, and James Reed; great nephew, Andrew Jenkins and great nieces, Graci and Isabella Reed.
Jimmy will be met at Heaven’s gate by his wife, Joyce Reed Bugg: Great-grandson: Cason Alan Lack and favorite Aunts: Fannie (Richardson) Casey and Ida (Bugg) Overton.
Jimmy was known for being a hard worker, his ability to tell a good story, a quick sense of humor and for lending a helping hand whenever needed.
He will be greatly missed by his family, close friends, church family, and neighbors.
Visitation with the family will be after 2 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019. Graveside services for family and close friends will be 2 pm Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Riverside Gardens with Bro. Mark Barker officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Haley, Stephen Haley, Ryan Haley, Brandon Campbell, Alan Lack, Nathan Bugg, and Andrew Jenkins. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Bobby Hale Jamaica Mission Work at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311