James Lloyd Wimbush
November 17, 1942 – June 4, 2018
James Lloyd Wimbush, known as Jim was born on November 17, 1942. He was the seventh child of Lawrence and Fannie Wimbush. He was born and raised in Dardanelle, Arkansas.
Jim proudly served our country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War where he was awarded several medals. Jim retired from AT&T in 2005 after 25 years of service.
He married the love of his life, Janice Marie Smith, November 25, 1967. No children were born to this union.
Jim was an avid golfer and a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan. He had many family and friends that loved him. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Janice Marie Wimbush, his parents, Lawrence and Fannie Wimbush; three brothers, J.R., Leon and Lawrence; three sisters, Mary Katherine, Fannie Mae and Alta Leda.
Jim leaves to cherish his memories: special friends Jeff Savage and Jim Jackson; Sister in law Dorothy Wimbush, many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
- Scott Blackstone, Active Pallbearer
- James Jackson, Active Pallbearer
- Aaron Darenport, Active Pallbearer
- Nathan Johnson, Active Pallbearer
- Ryaun Carter, Active Pallbearer
- Ronald Wimbush, Active Pallbearer
- P. Sheron Lewis, Honorary Pallbearer
- Prentice Walker II, Honorary Pallbearer
- Damon Wimbush, Honorary Pallbearer
- Ronald Wimbush Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
- Erik Carter, Honorary Pallbearer
- Lawrence Toombs, Honorary Pallbearer
- Chazmon Walker, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Committal Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Reception Tuesday, June 12, 2018
James Lloyd Wimbush
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Jeannette Juanita Gilmore
June 12, 2018
I have such fond memories of chatting and hanging out with Jim and Jan while visiting Aunt Alta. Often, Aunt Alta talked about how much they looked out for her. I also remember when Jim called me to tell me that Jan had passed. He was quite emotional when he spoke about their lives together. I thought to myself, how lucky he was. To love someone so much and to be so loved in return is a great gift. Jim was a fascinating and engaging person. So proud am I to call him my cuz!
June 10, 2018
June 12, 2018
To Sister Dorothy Wimbush, family and friends:
Our hearts were deeply saddened as we learned of the passing of our loved one, James Lloyd Wimbush, affectionately known to us as “Jim”. We are certain that your pain is deep today. But fear not, the Lord is with you. He will uphold you with His right hand and though weeping may endure for a night, joy comes in the morning.
We shared a deep bond of family and friendship with Jim and it is the kind of friendship that will not be forgotten in the days and weeks ahead.
We want to assure you that you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time, and we know the same God who has helped you with past trials, will be ever present during this one as well.
We want to encourage you to keep your faith and trust in God during this time, even when you do not understand His ways.
May God continue to give you His peace at this time of grief and sadness.
Rest assured, we will keep you in our prayers, and if there is any way that we can be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
With Much Love,
Bethel Family Worship Center