James Michael Sweeney

Born in Detroit, MI on October 2, 1951

Departed on April 10, 2019 and resided in Ridgetop, TN

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James Michael Sweeney, 67, passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Born October 2, 1951 in Detroit, MI he was the son of the late James Edward “Rooster: Sweeney and Maxine Binkley Sweeney. Mike lived in Dumas, TX, Memphis, TN and settling in Ridgetop. For a brief time after coming to Ridgetop he lived and worked in Cartersville, GA. He worked as a truck driver all of his working life, and had worked for Yellow Freight, Yellow Freight Roadway and Sadler Trucking among others. He also owned and operated his own Peterbilt for many years and used the CB handle “Flying Hot Dog” which stuck with him as a nick name.He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and ATVs. Earlier in his life he also had a keen interest in quarter horses. One of his constant passions was motorcycles. He was a Harley man and owned a 1966 Shovel Head as well as a late model Street Glide. His love of motorcycling was something he shared with his children, in fact, he bought Harley Davidson Fat Boy models for his son and daughter. Mike leaves his wife Shirley Quinn Sweeney; his children, Vicky Carol, Mary Jenelle Bush and Jason W. Bush; his grandchildren, Katelyn Bush, Devin Bush, Caleb Bush, Coretta Bush and Kamaron Bush; and his brothers, Kevin Sweeney and Darrell Sweeney, as well as extended family and numerous friends. A gathering and celebration of his life will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville on Monday from 3:30 to 6:30 PM. There will be no other services.

14 Comments to James Michael Sweeney

  1. Connie Anderson
    April 12, 2019 12:48 pm

    Mike was a wonderful person. We will miss him dearly.

  2. Becky and Lewis
    April 12, 2019 3:49 pm

    Big Mike was a good friend to Lewis and myself. He will be missed. Praying for his family and sweet wife Shirley.

  3. Scott Chadwell
    April 12, 2019 5:52 pm

    …only had the privilege of knowing Mike for a few years…Gonna miss his ass…Keeping his family in my thoughts.

  4. Steve Sweeney
    April 12, 2019 8:24 pm

    Rip cuz

  5. Renee & Cuz
    April 12, 2019 9:50 pm

    I’m so sorry for the families loss of a loved one. I send my deepest sympathy.

  6. Woody Belcher
    April 13, 2019 7:26 am

    I’m really going to miss Mike every time I saw him he always kept me laughing ,
    my deepest sympathy to Shirley and the family.

  7. Woody Belcher
    April 14, 2019 11:03 am

    Mike was really a great guy.
    I always look forward to seeing him on Wednesday nights at skully’s, he always kept me laughing. My deepest sympathy to Shirley and family

  8. Mark Witty
    April 15, 2019 8:21 am

    Lot of miles . Lot of memories. ………Ride on old friend !!

  9. Sherry Chapman
    April 16, 2019 4:08 pm

    Mike (BigDog) was a wonderful man who lived life to the fullest. There was sure to be laughter and/or commotion when Mike was present. While he was easily excitable, he was also kind and gentle. He had a great love for his friends and family. Those who knew him well will miss him more than words can express.
    Ride It Like You Stole It BigDog!!!!

  10. Sabrina
    April 19, 2019 2:37 pm

    I only knew him for a short period of time, however he was a great man and friend. His stories will be missed. My condolences to his family and wife of which i only met once.

  11. Sabrina Clincy
    April 19, 2019 2:44 pm

    I only knew him for a short period of time, he was good man and friend. His stories will be missed. My condolences to his family and wife, which he spoke highly of. I had the honor of meeting her he brought her to work.

    May 6, 2019 4:48 pm

    A great co-worker at Sadler brothers. You will be missed.

  13. Billy W Grammer
    May 6, 2019 5:11 pm

    A great co-worker at Sadler brothers. You will be missed. I just found out today. Thank You Brett Fagerness.

  14. Loretta Martella Dunn
    September 18, 2019 11:08 am

    So sorry. (Lortta Sweeney

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