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Jimmy Wayne Carrington

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Published: February 10, 2013

Jimmy Wayne Carrington, 75, resident of Bartlett, Tenn., passed away Feb. 6, 2013, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Jacksonville, Ark. June 7, 1937, he was preceded in death by his parents Levi and Edith Carrington. Jimmy served in the Air Force as a flight engineer 1956-1960. Jimmy was a truck driver for many years driving for Red Ball, Interstate, and Roadway. He was also a dock foreman for Strickland Transportation. He was a member of Teamster Local 878 in Little Rock, Ark. He was also a Mason and a Shriner. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and spent many a weekend on the trails with his children. Jimmy never met a stranger and could repair anything from a ceiling fan to a carburetor. He loved Ola's banana pudding! Jimmy retired in 1994 after serving 12 years as President of Memphis Local 667 and 4 years as Freight Director of the Southern Conference. Jimmy is survived by his sister Carolee Hopf (Grady), three children, Steve Carrington (Tina), Deidre Burress, and Rusty Carrington, six grandchildren and one great-grandson, a niece and a nephew. A memorial service will be held at Highland Heights Presbyterian in Cordova, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 9.

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