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James Landon “Bud” Fenner, age 72, of Mountain City, TN passed away on Tuesday April 17, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was a Johnson County native and a son of the late Arthur “Tip” Fenner, Sr. and Edith Parsons Fenner. Mr. Fenner was retired from Thomasville Furniture. “Bud” was a big Dale Ernhardt fan and he loved working on his old cars, farming and had a great love for Johnson County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Charsha and Julia Ward, and one brother, Frank Fenner.
Survivors include one stepson, Kenneth “Timmy” Taylor and wife Missy of Mountain City, TN; two sisters, Mary Woody of Gray, TN and Jane McCormick and husband Sonny of Havre De Grace, MD; one brother, Arthur Fenner and wife Pam of Mountain City, TN; two step grandchildren, Amber and Brittany Taylor of Mountain City, TN and several nieces and nephews. Special friends Buford Lipford, Spencer Roark and Jim Thorton also survive.
Funeral services for James Landon “Bud” Fenner were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 from Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Spencer Roark officiating. The family received friends from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment followed in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Will Fenner, Wade Fenner, Scott Fenner, Dana Buchanan, Bruce Reece, Joseph Greer, Adam Greer and Chet Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Nathan Ward, Bryce McKinney, Sonny McCormick, Matthew Miller, Charles Williams, Buford Lipford, Lester Ward, Mark Miller, Earl Farmer and Howard Stout. A special thanks to Dr. Jim Shine, Mountain City EMS, Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center and the doctors and nurses at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
At other time friends may call at the residence of his brother, Arthur Fenner, 383 Cross Mountain Road, Mountain City, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 207 Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.
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As requested by the family of Mr. James Fenner, his services are in the care of
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.