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.