James W. “Jimmy” Nations Jr.

Published 8:01 pm Monday, December 30, 2019

The memorial service for Mr. James W. “Jimmy” Nations Jr. will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Riverwood Family in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. and will continue until the time of service.

Mr. Nations, 71, of Brookhaven, passed from this life Dec. 29, 2019, at King’s Daughters Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born in Brookhaven Aug. 10, 1948, to his parents, James W. Nations Sr. and Carolyn Gouldman Nations. He served his country in the United States Air Force. Jimmy, also known as “Dr. Love” or “Jimmy Dean,” had many passions in life. He loved people and animals. He enjoyed being a part of Brookstock. He would visit friends who were shut in and in nursing homes and drove others to their doctor appointments. He enjoyed writing poetry and even had a book of his poetry published. Jimmy often shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with others and was a friend to all. He will be greatly missed.

Preceding him in death was his parents; brother-in-law, Buster Thomas; and stepmother, Helen Ruby Nations.

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Those left to cherish his memory are his sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Steve McKee; nephew, Trey Thomas; niece, Carol Ann Smith (Todd); three great-nieces, two great-nephews; one great-great-nephew and many special friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Batson Children’s Hospital. He was a regular supporter of both.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.