James Thomas Blanks (Jimmy), 91 passed away at The Orchard, on July 30, 2013.Â He was born on October 22, 1921 in Meridian, MS.Â He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, but had been unable to attend in recent years, due to his health.Â He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Jimmy graduated from Mississippi State University in aeronautical engineering.Â He honorably served his country in the U. S. Army as an officer in the Philippines in WWII.Â He spent most of his life in the insurance business, before he retired.
He is preceded in death by his wife Polly, whom he took excellent care of, for many years, many years.Â He is survived by daughter, Patty Reeves (Bill) of Starkville, MS and a son TommyÂ (Becky) of Jackson, MS, three grandchildren, Brad Blanks (Caroline) of Madison, MS, David Blanks (Shannon) of Jackson, MS and Callie Harrison (Mark) of Peachtree, GA, and six great-grandchildren, Abby Blanks, Thomas Blanks, Hampton Blanks, Ella Henderson. Will Henderson, and Maclure Blanks.
Family would like to thank his devoted caregiver for many years, Mary Fitzgerald.Â He will certainly be missed by many who loved and cared for him deeply.Â A family graveside service will be held at Wright and Ferguson on the Highland Colony Parkway on Thursday August 1, 2013.Â In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson, Christ United Methodist Church, or your favorite charity.Â Online guestbook www.wrightferguson.com