James Howard Minnicks

Born in Bowling Green, KY on April 30, 1940

Departed on April 21, 2017 and resided in White House, TN

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Mr. James Howard Minnicks “Jack” was born April 30, 1940 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to James Franklin Minnicks and Edith Louise Kitchens Minnicks. Jack passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at his residence in White House, Tennessee at the age of 76. He lived a full and happy life, and we are honored to celebrate the dash between the day he entered this world and the day he left it.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Russell Minnicks and his Aunt Nokel.
Left behind to carry on Jack’s legacy: his daughters, Sandra (Jimmy) Serafino and Patty (Todd) Minnicks; his brother, Roger (Paula) Minnicks; grandsons, Adam (Megan) Minnicks, Matthew (Kristin) Sanders; granddaughters, Rachel (Ben) Houser, Tabitha (Michael) Brighindi, Samantha Tikalsky; great-grandchildren, Mason, Christian, Melody, Calvin, Jack, Caleb and one on the way. He provided countless lifelong memories for his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends to cherish forever.
Jack was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky and moved to this area in 1965. When asked his two daughters how they would best describe their father in one word, Patty’s answer was “best friend” and Sandy’s answer was “love”. What better tribute to a father could there be?
The birth and death of this great man, however, is not nearly as relevant as all the days and nights that he lived to the fullest between those two dates. Let me mention a few ways he spent his dash, the only thing he liked better than playing golf was playing more golf. Jack loved chocolate, he loved to eat at the Cracker Barrel and he definitely thought the price of steaks was too expensive. Oh man, did he ever like Vanderbilt Basketball; he loved to go fishing too, his favorite fish to catch and eat were catfish and crappie. He loved big band music “Glen Miller” and back in the day he used to take his wife swing dancing. Two of his favorite TV shows were “Bones” and “The Price Is Right”. He probably never missed an episode of The Price Is Right in over 40 years. Jack was a good carpenter, he taught his daughters how to make and fix many things. They will carry this knowledge forever and pass it down to their children. Jack was blessed beyond riches in many other ways that no amount of money can buy: he was a man called husband, daddy, papaw, grandpa, brother and friend.
A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25th from the chapel of Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Charles Anderson officiating. You have the opportunity to wrap your arms around this family, show your love and support to them from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. before his service.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home is truly honored to serve the Minnicks family. Our address is 212 Hwy 76, White House, Tennessee 615-672-3936

5 Comments to James Howard Minnicks

  1. Patty *Minnicks, Tikalsky
    April 24, 2017 10:13 am

    Thank you so much for all of these kind words, I am honored to have my father at Cole & Garrett
    God bless you all

  2. Marie Beehm
    April 24, 2017 10:45 pm

    Sandy and Family, My heartfelt sympathy is with all of you as you go through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your loved one rest in peace and until you meet again cherish your memories. Marie Beehm

  3. Sandra Serafino
    April 24, 2017 11:01 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to my dad. Thanks to everyone at Cole and Garrett for all the warmth and love they have bestowed to our family. Thanks to all our friends and family who have supported us all through this most difficult time.

  4. Terry Brown
    April 27, 2017 4:26 pm

    Jack you will be missed! My prayers for the family

  5. Tricia
    May 4, 2017 12:45 pm

    To the Brown family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:3,4

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