Brother Jimmie Lee Scharcklet transitioned to glory on Friday, November 20, 2020, at NorthCrest Medical Center. Jimmie was born on February 26, 1931 in Cross Plains, Tennessee to the late Jessie and Katie Lou Scharcklet. He accepted Christ at an early age at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Red River School up to the 6th grade and started working as a farmer as a young boy to help his family.
At the age of 19, Jimmie married Addie Mae Jimison Scharcklet. During their marriage, they were blessed with five children. For 38 years, Jimmie worked as a bus driver for Robertson County Schools. He transported East Robertson students to and from school and transported players to and from football and basketball games. He played an important part in four state championships for the Indians’ basketball team.
After he retired from driving the school bus, he continued to work full time on his farm. He was a member of the Male Chorus at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and he was a Mason for the King David Lodge 187.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Katie Lou Scharcklet, by his wife, Addie Mae; by his daughter, Barbara Faye Wells; by his son, Christopher Scharcklet; by his brothers, Benjamin Chatman, Hubert (Pug) Scharcklet, Willie (Honey) Scharcklet, and Joe Davis Scharcklet; and by his daughter-in-law, Elinor Scharcklet.
Jimmie leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Billy Ray Scharcklet (Donna), Terry Clayton Scharcklet (Elinor), and Jeffery Darnell Chatman (Shirley); his daughter-in-law, Ann Scharcklet; his sister-in-law, Edna Boykins; his grandchildren, Yvette Scharcklet, Joy Lunsford, Michelle Scharcklet, Calvin Wells, Jr., Kristy Scharcklet, Justin Scharcklet (Gwen), Tyler Scharcklet (Cindy), Shari Chatman, Gary Scharcklet, Briana Chatman, and Addie Scharcklet. He has 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He has a host of nieces, nephews, and family friends who will miss him dearly, including his special friends, Jim Thomas Groves, Bobby Depew, and Celeste Torgerson.
Homegoing services will be conducted Wednesday November 25th at 1:00 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Cross Plains with Pastor Arneal Strain officiating. Interment will follow in the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time.
The family request that everyone please abide by social distancing guidelines and please wear a mask while in attendance at the visitation and homegoing services.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
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