James Richard Agee

October 17, 1923November 29, 2011

James Richard Agee, 88, of Memphis, Tennessee died November 29, 2011 at his home. A retired driver for M.A.T.A., Mr. Agee was a 50 year member at Highland Heights Baptist Church, currently an usher and member of Bellevue Baptist Church, a Navy Veteran and 32nd Degree Mason. His family will receive guests on Friday, December 2 from 12:30p.m. until funeral services begin at 2:00 p.m. all at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens on Poplar Avenue. The funeral service will conclude with Naval Honors. Burial will be Monday at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Mr. Agee is survived by his wife of 65 years Jean Agee; daughter Brenda (Ralph) Newkirk of Columbus, OH; grandson Rodney (Mandy) Diggons, Jr.; great-grandsons Jesse Blanco & Cameron Twele; sisters Mary (Farrow) Stephenson of Tipton County, TN and Nancy Wentworth of Bar Harbor, ME; and his brother Perry Patrick of Bells, TN. Online condolences and floral tributes may be made by visiting


  • Visitation Friday, December 2, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 2, 2011
  • Graveside Service Monday, December 5, 2011

James Richard Agee

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Peggy Moore

December 2, 2011

Jean and Brenda, You both know what a special place Richard has always had in my heart. My love and prayers are with you and your family today and in the days ahead. Love, Peggy

Ernest&Martha Ecker

December 2, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Ernie & Lynn Sutherland

December 2, 2011

Jean & Family, we are praying for you to get through this day. Let it be a celebration of life. Hope to be there. With love in Christ. Ernie and Lynn Sutherland