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Hixson Moss Bluff

150 Bruce Circle, Moss Bluff, LA

OBITUARY

Jimmie Wayne Abshire

December 10, 1947February 23, 2020

Jimmie Wayne Abshire, 72 of Moss Bluff, LA went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 23, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Jimmie was born on December 10, 1947 to Andrus and Jeanne Abshire in Sulphur, LA, the third of nine children. He was a lifelong resident of Louisiana. In 1966 on a blind date, he met his friends date, who later would become his wife. They resided in Moss Bluff for 43 years before the roads were paved and hunting from your front door was allowed, welcoming six children.

He was a proud father who found much joy in spending time with his family, showing them to live life with a humble, selfless heart, and remaining kind no matter what life may have brought about.He demonstrated his character to them by volunteering as a First Responder and Fire Fighter for Ward 1 Fire Department often answering to "HIS" favorite dispatcher, Ruth. Before retiring from the department in 1998, earning the title of Captain. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, a good BBQ, gardening and cooking the best gumbo. Competitive sports; boxing, football, auto racing really got his heart pumping, especially with his children. He also enjoyed dabbling in light livestock. When he graduated to "Pop" he enjoyed taking the grandchildren for rides on the tractor.

He was welcomed into heaven by his parents; a son; Jimmie Wayne Abshire Jr., two brothers; Allen and Ned Abshire, one sister; Brenda Schultz.

Those left to exemplify on his character are his wife of 50 years; Ruth, his children; Jesse Abshire, Scott "the favorite" (Ashley) Abshire, Chuck (Shay Trout), Christina Summerlin "The true favorite", and Andy "the other favorite" (Kacy) Abshire, his grandchildren; Damian Shotwell, Hali Abshire, Wyatt and Addyson Abshire, Tylor and Gauge Abshire, Alexander (Sydney) Summerlin and Johnathan Summerlin, Aidan and Baylor Abshire, eight great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews, a brother; Michael Abshire, his sisters; Ruby O'Neal, Diana Smith, Roberta Ledoux, and Marilyn George along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will welcome friends at Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff on Friday, February 28, 2020 beginning at 1pm until time of service. His Celebration of Life will begin at 6pm, led by Father Guilbeau followed by a Cursillo Rosary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

We welcome you to share a favorite memory or sentiment of condolences on our website at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to exemplify on his character are his wife of 50 years; Ruth, his children; Jesse Abshire, Scott "the favorite" (Ashley) Abshire, Chuck (Shay Trout), Christina Summerlin "The true favorite", and Andy "the other favorite" (Kacy) Abshire, his grandchildren; Damian Shotwell, Hali Abshire, Wyatt and Addyson Abshire, Tylor and Gauge Abshire, Alexander (Sydney) Summerlin and Johnathan Summerlin, Aidan and Baylor Abshire, eight great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews, a brother; Michael Abshire, his sisters; Ruby O'Neal, Diana Smith, Roberta Ledoux, and Marilyn George along with numerous nieces and nephews.


    He was welcomed into heaven by his parents; a son; Jimmie Wayne Abshire Jr., two brothers; Allen and Ned Abshire, one sister; Brenda Schultz.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Cursillo Rosary Friday, February 28, 2020

Memories

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Karen Whitfield Crochet

February 28, 2020

So many memories, Mr. Jimmy and my Dad, Hilman Whitfield, working on a tractor motor in our barn. He was always polite , and helpful to everyone.

Billie Jean Morgan

February 28, 2020

My memories are filled with a man who loved his wife and his children more than I felt some ever knew. He was a good father who taught his children proper and prayed that they would always know that path. He was Pop for the grandbabies.

But for me, he will always be the man who, though not his own, would give me advice on a few things and try to make me smile when I wasn't.

For the family - my heart broke upon the news. I can only pray you will all feel some comfort knowing he was loved and loved you.

For Momma Ruth - my heart cries and I hope that you know he loved you so much. (I saw that special look in his eyes too often. ) My heart is with you.

Andy Abshire

February 26, 2020

I remember the first time he brought Jr. and me fishing. It was Saturday, he worked half days on Saturdays, and he came home with two new rod and reels. I knew exactly who they were for and I knew we were going fishing. We were getting bites on the first cast. I think I was about 5 and that would have made Jr 4. His instructions were clear, “when the fish runs, you jerk!” We were just perch jerking at Holbrook with some worms and a cork so it was easy to see when the fish would “run.” I had already caught a couple but Jr was still trying. Dad just kept repeating the same easy instructions “when the fish runs, you jerk.” Well, I got lost in my confidence somewhere as I heard his instructions again but I got confused because as the fish “jerked”, I ran! I clearly remember the confused look on his face as I walked back to the water side, reeling in my line which was now hung up in the weeds and he asked, “why did you run like that?” He had one of the biggest laughs I have ever seen when I explained to him how I was simply following his instructions, “when the fish jerks, you run!”

Glenda/Jimbo Williams

February 24, 2020

Our first experiences of Louisiana gumbo and cleaning blue crab were by the hands of "PoP" ! We will always remember his green thumb for gardens too! Lastly we still picture him sitting out on the side porch in Nebraska ❤️

David Richard

February 24, 2020

Looking back on our childhood, Jimmie was old enough to drive and we would ride our bikes, to go swimming at the Sulphur Mines. Jimmie was driving and we would hold onto his car door and he would pull us on our bikes almost all the way to the Sulphur Mine. Good summer fun and good times Jimmie rest in Eternal peace cousin . David Richard

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY