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Jimmy Dale Modlin October 14, 1954 - February 18, 2018

Mr. Jimmy Dale Modlin, 63, of Horn Lake, MS, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, located in Germantown, TN. Mr. Modlin was a city truck driver for Averitt Express for twenty-two years. He had a patient and loving personality, but was also quick witted and extremely humorous. If you ever spoke with Mr. Modlin he was sure to pick at you and joke around with you. He had a passion for collecting coins, and would never pass up an opportunity to pick up a penny, no matter where he was. Mr. Modlin also enjoyed going out metal detecting whenever possible to find other’s lost treasures. He loved to read, especially westerns, and also his red Miata convertible. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren, and gave them each a special nickname. Mr. Modlin’s memory will continue to be cherished by his family and friends whom he shared his life with.

Mr. Modlin leaves behind his loving wife of forty-three years, Mary Modlin of Horn Lake, MS; three sons, James D. Modlin (Amy Wadhams) of Albuquerque, NM, Brian Buehrlen (Christi) of Southaven, MS, and Omar Buehrlen, Sr. (Jenni) of Southaven; one daughter, Jennifer Meeks (Douglas) of Horn Lake; one brother, Jerry L. Modlin (Phyllis) of Southaven; two sisters, Dora Modlin-Cleary (Mike) of Bartlett, TN, and Diane Cox (Bill) of Hendersonville, TN; four granddaughters, Oceana, Bre, Taylor, and Allison; six grandsons, Jacy, Tyler, Bailey, Cody, Ryan, and Omar, Jr. Mr. Modlin also leaves behind his three fur babies, and a host of loving family and friends both near and far.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James William Modlin and Tae Hi Do Modlin.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations and memorials in honor of Mr. Jimmy Dale Modlin, be made to the City of Horn Lake Animal Shelter (6520 Center St E; Horn Lake, MS 38637).

Visitation for will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home (290 Goodman Rd E; Southaven, MS 38671), with the funeral service following at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel at Twin Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will be at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.

Arrangements made by Twin Oaks Funeral Home (662) 349-9720.


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    Steve Wade says

    Finding out today about Jims death has really hurt us at Sams Club on Covington Pike. He delivered to us often and we always had a good laugh. He always talked about retirement and the land he and his wife had. He will be sorely missed on our receiving dock. Rip buddy no more deleveries needed.

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    Sheila Acerra says

    Prayers for comfort for you and your family, Jerry.

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    Bennie & Patti Skaggs says

    You can always tell where a beautiful soul has been by the smiles and tears left behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and we are truly sorry for your loss.

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    Shelia Hicks says

    Jimmy I will miss you . You have always been there when me and my family needed you. I will make sure Sissy (Mary) is taken care of rest in peace . I have always thought of you as my brother I love you.

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    Helen and Lamar Todd says

    Jimmy will be missed by all of us at Todd’s Auction. A special place always reserved for you. He was always smiling and kind to everyone! Smart too in the Antique Business! RIP and love to you and Mary

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