OBITUARY

James Edward Brummitt

August 29, 1949April 16, 2018
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James “Eddie” Brummitt, age 68, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Preceding him death were his parents, Thomas and Rose Brummitt; and brother, Danny Brummitt. Survivors include his loving wife of 10 years, Mary Brummitt; children, Sharon Reis, Brandon (Angie) Brummitt, Shelia Sloan, Connie (James) Henry, Jeremy Tullock, and Autumn Tullock; grandchildren, Heather (Adam) Getz, Megan (Ethan) Skeen, Erik (Brandy) Reis, Kristin (Dylan) Johnson, Maggie Henry, Adam (Charity) Henry, Alyssa Humphrey, Bradley Tullock, Aidan Tullock, Monica Brummitt, Trey Brummitt, Trevor Brummitt, and Lillian Sturm; great-grandchildren, Ethan Getz, Madisyn Getz, Alexia Matthews, Hagen Johnson, Khloe Reis and Makenzie Humphrey; brother, Bobby (Gail) Brummitt; sisters, Sylvia Sloan and Rosemary (Mike) Ollis; special niece, Rachel Bomar; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6 – 9:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Friday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. with Minister Joe Hamlet officiating. Entombment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Brandon Brummitt, Ethan Skeen, Jeremy Tullock, Adam Getz, Dylan Johnson, and Erik Reis. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brandon Brummitt, Pallbearer
  • Ethan Skeen, Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Tullock, Pallbearer
  • Adam Getz, Pallbearer
  • Dylan Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Erik Reis, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Home Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Entombment Friday, April 20, 2018
REMEMBERING

James Edward Brummitt

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Randy Lundy

April 20, 2018

Blessed to have him as an Uncle. When he showed up, I knew I would be laughing any minute. He told me so many stories I will never remember them all, even the ones he told me 3 or 4 times. I'm gonna miss him.

Ruby Scarbrough

April 19, 2018

Sharon, sorry to hear about your daddy. I love you.

Rose Ollis

April 18, 2018

Eddie was a brother and friend. He was one of the good ones that will be missed by so many. Thanks, Lord, for letting me share this time with him. See you later.

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Biography

      James Edward Brummitt was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. James always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, James was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

      James was born on August 29, 1949 at home in Loudon, Tennessee. His parents were Thomas and Rose Brummitt. James was raised in Loudon and Knoxville, Tennessee. Always able to express himself well, James possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, James was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, James was able to relate well with others. His occasional role as family mediator gave him the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. James was raised with two brothers and two sisters. He had Danny, Bobby, Dean and Rosemary. James had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, James was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He went to Fulton High School where he only attended to the 9th grade. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      Friends and acquaintances found James an easy man to get to know, and those close to him would often praise his open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. James was uncomplicated and straightforward in his relationships, which allowed him to accept people for what they were. Later in life, he became friends with Willie Collins.

      On November 22, 2008 James exchanged wedding vows with Mary June Tullock at the Mt. Aries Church of Morristown, Tennessee. James was attentive to Mary's feelings, and he charmed Mary and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, James was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

      Very much like a kid himself, James identified with the inquisitive and creative side of his children’s personalities. He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills. James was blessed with six children., Sharon, Brandon, Connie, Shelia, Jeremy and Autumn. They were also blessed with 13 grandchildren, Bradley, Aidan, Erik, Kristin, Maggie, Adam, Megan, Heather, Alyssa, Trevor, Trey, Monica, Lilly, Hagen, Khloe, Madisyn, Ethan, Alexia and Makenzie.

      James was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, James’s strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, James was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. James could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was coating technician. He was employed for 40 years.

      James enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were camping, traveling and adventures. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Because he liked to take risks, James was a perfect match for athletics and exercise. He was enthusiastic and confident about these activities. James was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that James truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included Savannah, Ga and New Orleans.

      James was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of James’s favorites was Lady, a dachsund dog. They were best friends for one year.

      When James’s retirement finally came in 2011, he was well prepared. He used logical analysis of his retirement options in order to ensure his retirement would be fulfilling. Still, he was able to easily adapt to possible changes and enjoyed just having fun and being relaxed. In retirement, he found new pleasure in traveling.

      James passed away on April 16, 2018 at at home in Morristown, Tennessee. James fought a brave battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and siblings. Services were held at Stubblefield Funeral Home. James was laid to rest in the Hamblen Memory Gardens.

      James was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If James had a theme song written about him, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember James Edward Brummitt.