James ‘Jimmy’ Tarpley

Staff Reports • Apr 15, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Tarpley will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Brother Terry Fesler officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at Ligon & Bobo.  

Mr. Tarpley, age 83, of Donelson, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his home.

Born Oct. 20, 1934 in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Wayne and Elsie Bain Tarpley. He was in the United States Navy for four years, serving as a seaman on the USS Putnam 757 destroyer. He retired after 40 years from Vanderbilt University Medical Center as supervisor of HVAC systems.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Walden Tarpley; daughter and son-in-law, Rene and Marty Boshers; grandson, Alex Boshers; four sisters, Bettye Sears, Marie Cull, Wanda (Wendell) Huff, Anne Tarpley; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Marty and Alex Boshers, Richard Clemmons, Wendell, and Keith and Ryan Huff.

Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-2142, ligonbobo.com.

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