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Jimmy Yawn

June 20, 1941 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Jimmy Yawn of Clarksville, TN and loving father to Chris, Michele, Robin, and Jimmy Cole went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 7, 2023.

Jimmy was born on June 20, 1941 in Milan, GA, to the late Walter Thomas and Rosa Mae Lowery Yawn. He attended school in Wheeler County, GA. After graduating, he completed business school in Perry, GA. Jimmy was a self-employed brick mason and contractor for eighteen years. Later, he managed Gulf Oil plant for sixteen years.

While living in McRae, Jimmy was an active member and past president of both, McRae Jaycees and McRae Lions Club. He served in these organizations for many years and maintained lifelong friendships he acquired during this time.

Later on, Jimmy moved to Clarksville, TN, where two children, his sister, and their families resided. In Clarksville, he became affectionately known to all who met him as “Uncle Jimmy”. He was employed with Queen City Metals until retirement. During retirement, he very much enjoyed the lake life and fishing whenever possible.

Along with his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Yawn, and sister, Barbara Purvis.

Jimmy is survived by his children; Chris (Jennifer) Yawn, of Forsyth, GA, Michele Yawn Williams and Robin (Charles) Hutto, of McRae, GA, and Jimmy Cole (Lisa) Yawn, of Alamo, GA, his former wife and mother of his children, Faye Cross Yawn-McRae, sister, Jeanette Yawn, of Helena, GA, grandchildren; Brandon (Vivian) Williams and Lisa Williams, both of Clarksville, TN, Allison (Stacy) Bryant and Megan (Mike) Glisson, both of Forsyth, GA, Dylan Cole Yawn, Haley (Cameron) Stead, and Taylor (Brett) Adkins, all of Clarksville, TN, great-grandchildren; Thomas, Blake, Huxley, Lively, Georgia, Kayden, Keeley, Dawson, Lawson, Colson, and a grandson due in February. many special nieces and one nephew, as well as others surviving; Joanne Hawkins and family, Michele Hawkins and Zachary, Rhonda Zidkowski, Isaac and family, and Tyler and family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in his hometown of McRae, GA.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at

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