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James Owen Fuqua Jr.

November 20, 1956 — May 31, 2024

Goodlettsville

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James Owen Fuqua Jr., known to many as "Jim," passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2024, in his hometown of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Born on November 20, 1956, in Madison, Tennessee, Jim led a life filled with dedication and service to his community and country.

Jim's career was marked by a profound commitment to upholding justice and protecting others. He commenced his journey in law enforcement as a police officer with the Goodlettsville Police Department, where he honed his skills and unwavering duty. Transitioning to the Metro Nashville Police Department, Jim served as a devoted homicide detective before concluding his career as an officer at the federal courthouse downtown.

A graduate of Goodlettsville High School's class of 1974, he furthered his education by studying criminology at Austin Peay State University.

A man beloved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, Jim was held in high regard throughout the community for his kindness and willingness to help those in need. His warm personality and strong moral compass left a lasting impact on everyone he encountered.

In addition to his distinguished career and educational pursuits, Jim also proudly served his country in the United States Army. His military service exemplified his selflessness and dedication to a greater cause.

During his leisure time, Jim found joy in various hobbies and interests. He was an avid supporter of University of Tennessee athletics and the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team. He also cherished the music of Jimmy Buffett and was a proud 'Parrothead'. However, it was while fishing that Jim found solace and relaxation amidst life's demands.

Jim was an unwavering Christian and a member of Goodlettsville Church.

Jim leaves behind a legacy cherished by many. He is survived by his devoted girlfriend Linda Cantrell and her son, Jason; loving sister Linda (John) Raska; aunt Betty Parker; uncle John Bentle; and a host of cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father James Owen Fuqua, Sr.; mother Jessie Frances Bentle Fuqua; brothers Lyn Royce Fuqua and Thomas Lee Fuqua; his girlfriend's daughter, Dana Cantrell.

Visitation services will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Goodlettsville on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a Celebration of Life ceremony from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the same location.  Pastor Tim Stutler of Goodlettsville Church will be officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville.
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Visitation

Friday, June 21, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Celebration of Life

Friday, June 21, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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