Jimmie Sears Wages, 74, of Senatobia Miss., passed away at his daughter's house in Jacksonville on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Jimmie Sears Wages, 74, of Senatobia Miss., passed away at his daughter’s house in Jacksonville on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born August 6, 1939 in Helena-West Helena to his parents John Wesley and Rena Bell Powers Wages.
Mr. Wages served approximately 23 years in the U.S. Air Force retiring with the rank of chief master sergeant. He also had a career of over 20 years in hospital administration.
He loved his family. He loved reading his Bible and he was very active in his church at Highland Baptist Church in Senatobia. He enjoyed cooking and he had a great sense of humor. His favorite saying was “Just getting better looking everyday.”
His parents, his wife of 47 years, Billie Wages, who passed away in December 2009, and a son, Robert Wages, preceded him in death.
He leaves his son, Jim (Deanna) Wages of Senatobia; his daughter, Debbie (Lou) Landry of Jacksonville; his grandchildren, Ashley Wages of Blytheville, Hannah Dial of Ojai Calif., Christen Houwen of Jacksonville, Jennifer Gilliam and Lawrence Combs of Moraine Ohio, Robert (Jen) Stone of Gosnell, Tina Riggs of Jonesboro, and Jordan Richardson of Blytheville; his nine (plus one on the way) great-grandchildren; his sister, Peg Robertson of Paragould; and many nieces, nephews, and friends that loved him so much.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Carney Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Helena-West Helena with Brother Greg Hurt officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be made to the National Autism Association.
Condolences may be offered at www.carneyfuneralhome.com.