James Wilson Dillingham, Jr.

Born on May 15, 1946

Departed on January 31, 2017 and resided in Cottontown, TN

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James Wilson Dillingham, Jr. “Jim”, also known as “Mule Man” passed away January 31, 2017 at age 70. He was preceded in death by his father, James Dillingham, Sr., and brother, Robert “Bobby” Dillingham. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Diana Dillingham; mother, Evelyn Dossett; daughters, Cindy (Heath) Messick, and Misty (R.C.) Vaughn; grandchildren, Cody “Possum”, Tyler “Chipmunk”, Colton “Rabbit” Justin “Porkypine”, Chelsea “Little White Dove” Peyton “Bull” and Parker “Bear”; his sisters, Carol (Lanny) Burch, Dianne (Wayne) Fort, and Jan Elgin, along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Dillingham was a veteran of the United States Marines, a member of the American Legion, the Burton Lodge and the Al Menah Shrine. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House Friday from 4-8 pm, and Saturday from 1pm until service time at 2pm with interment to follow at White House Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lymphoma Society or Alive Hospice

5 Comments to James Wilson Dillingham, Jr.

  1. Aunt Ath
    February 2, 2017 10:30 am

    DIANA , Cindy, Misty, how my heart aches at this loss. Be assured, he was loved by many. May the Lord our God help you to find peace. I am there in my heart hugging and holding you close.

  2. Lisa Mitchell Obrock
    February 2, 2017 2:23 pm

    Miss Diana, Misty, Cindy & family,

    My thoughts have been with you all since I learned about Jim yesterday. I have fond memories of all of the good times that I was able to have with your family & Jim over the many years. Your home & family were my 2nd home & family to me, I will never forget that. I always remember Jim yelling out “Liser! Whatcha doing Liser?!” And of course, Dolly, who Jim blessed Misty with 🙂 We shall always be reminded everyday how special the gift of life & memories are and should be cherished. Jim will never be forgotten. He was a special man, I never knew another one like him! I love you all. I will never forget Jim or your family. I’m so sorry for Jim’s passing, may he RIP. My heart goes out to you all. Love, Lisa Mitchell (Obrock) XOXO

  3. Susan Shoemaker
    February 2, 2017 6:04 pm

    Diana, Cindy, Misty, Evelyn, Carol, Dianne and Jan.
    I’m so sorry about Jimmy. I have so many memories, so many. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it but know my love for you all is there in full strength. I do love all of you so much. I pray for God to help hold you all up in this sad sad time.

  4. Teresa Jones
    February 3, 2017 6:44 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of sitting on the porch at bottomview listening to his jokes and being amazed at how many he knew. He was a special man. My heart goes out to each of you. Earth lost a great man but heaven gained an angel.

    Teresa Jones

  5. Frank Korb
    February 4, 2017 9:45 am

    Jimmy, we will miss you in the Hollar. We had some great times over the years.

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