James Williams

James Tarlton Williams III

Monday November 27, 1933 - Friday October 16, 2020
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James Tarlton (Jimmy) Williams, III, age 86, of Lewisburg, died Friday, October 16th, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late James Williams and Mable Gullie Williams. He was in sales and delivery of Bunny Bread and a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Jimmy was known best as "The Bunny Bread Man". He made his rounds in Marshall County for thirty-one years, where he would cut-up with everyone he met. Delivering the bread was just a formality, for his true passion was people. He liked to call himself a "first class nut" up until his very last days. Always the class clown, and loved to make others laugh. He loved his family with his whole heart. He worked many long hours, but would move mountains to make it to important events for his children. You would never catch one of his kids out on a baseball/softball/football field, without him cheering from the sidelines. He was always their biggest fan, and everyone in town heard all about it each week. He was a great man, with a big personality and will be missed by all who knew him.

Jimmy is survived by the love of his life, whom he had been married for 61 years, Shirrell Williams, son, Jimmy (Mary Beth) Williams, daughter, Torrie (Tony) Mowell, two grandchildren, JT Williams and Allie Mowell along with a cousin, Beth Harwell.

Due to the Covid pandemic and in an effort to keep friends and loved ones safe, the funeral service will be for family only.

London Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with their arrangements.
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  • Service

    Sunday October 18, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday October 18, 2020 2:00pm
    Chapel of London Funeral Home
    324 West Church Street
    Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091
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    Pastor Matt Judd
  • Interment

    Sunday October 18, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday October 18, 2020 2:00pm
    Short Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Lewisburg, TN 37144
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lester crane

Posted at 09:23am
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. About 55 years ago Jimmy became a Bunny bread man. He wasn't just any bread man, but he was "THE BREAD MAN FOR MARSHALL COUNTY". I enjoyed knowing and working with Jimmy. He was truly an icon at every thing he attempted. Jimmy, you will truly be missed by your friends and fellow workers. Prayers are with your family. LesterCrane

Sherry Shrum

Posted at 12:53am
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Williams was a very nice and funny man. I worked at Burger Chef for seven years and it was always a bright spot in our day when he came in. He always did a good job too. You are in our prayers. May the Lord comfort and be with you. Sherry Tate Shrum

Judy Hargrove

Posted at 12:11am
Shirrell and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jimmy. He was a very nice person and always had a smile. My heart goes out to you all. May God be with you all in the days ahead. Love, Judy Hargrove ❤

Pauline Whitehead

Posted at 08:17pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Back in the 80's when I managed Junior Foods and Village Market he would bring bread and I really enjoyed the visit with him. He was a wondeful man.

tammy kinzer

Posted at 06:50pm
I always remembered the times he brought bread where I worked. I enjoyed those times. He was a great man, praying for the family

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