Services for Mr. Jimmie McRae were held July 9 at St. James CME Church in Lumber City.
Officiating ministers were the Rev. Robert Haywood, Bishop William Hollis, the Rev. Howard McRae, and Deacon Darrell McRae.
Mr. McRae, affectionately known as “Skin,” died July 2 at Lumber City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Dec. 28, 1924, to the late Andrew and Carrie McRae.
He attended Telfair County schools and enlisted in the US Army Dec. 9, 1945. He was a member of St. James CME Church. He was married to the late Josephine Miller McRae and they had one son, the late Jimmy Lee McRae.
Jimmie loved to fish with his fishing partners/cousins – Helen “Tang” Clements and Charlie “Sport” Boyd. His daily hobby was riding his bicycle to the stores and to visit family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons Jimmie Lee McRae and Howard “Butch” Kirk McRae; brothers Joseph McRae, Eddie McRae, Charlie McRae and Richard McRae Sr.
Survivors included adopted daughter, Tina Josephine Butts; grandsons Jimmie Darnell (Shari) McRae, Barry and Curtis McRae, all of Alcoa, Tenn.; sister, Mary “Smitty” Stubbs of Lumber City; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Interment was in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.
Active pallbearers were Vernon Stegall, Wesley Boyd, Larry Conaway, Charlie Boyd, Frederick Clements and DeLacy Ryals.
Honorary pallbearers were veterans.
Flower attendants were nieces and friends of the family.
Condolences may be made at www.kingbrothersfn.com. King Brothers Funeral Home is charge.