Jimmy C Blythe
Jimmy C. Blythe, 93, of Cranston Road, Morehead, received his angel wings Monday, February 17, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dixie Plank Blythe; daughters: Brenda Joyce (Eddie) Tweedy of Mulberry, Arkansas, Eva Jane Little of Morehead, Kentucky, Wendy (Eugene) Clevinger Bottoms of Wilmore, Kentucky, and Tammy (Duke) Baker of Bethel, Ohio; grandchildren: Nathan (Mindy) Graham, Missy (Mike) Colgan, Evan Graham, Megan (Kevin) Carpenter, Autumn (Travis) Ward, Carolin (Tyler) Hodges, Brian Tweedy, Brent Tweedy, and Dustin Tweedy; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; niece Kathy Smith; and a host of other family and friends, including bonus son Jackie Plank.
Born November 10, 1926, in Mulberry, Arkansas, Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, James Jefferson Blythe; mothers, Grace Tankersley Blythe and Velda Fisher Blythe; sister, Walaska "Babe" Wade; nephew, Donnie Wade; son, Gary Blythe; and son-in-law, Aubrey Little.
As a brick mason for over 40 years, Jimmy was an active member of Sebastian Masonic Lodge #706, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and Kentucky #7 Local Union. He began his career after serving as a Second Class Naval Seaman in World War II, November 1, 1944 to July 22, 1946, a proud member of the Greatest Generation. He was also a member of the NRA, VFW, and American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman, an expert marksman, and a master gardener, leaving his legacy to be passed down through the generations. Jimmy will be dearly missed by his large, loving family and the wildlife he enjoyed from his back porch in later years.
Services will begin 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, with Masonic Rites by Morehead Masonic Lodge No. 654 followed by a funeral service with Pastor Rick Crank and Rev. Cecil Ison officiating. Special words will be spoken by lifetime friend, Jim Griffith.
Burial will follow at Adams-Plank Cemetery with full military honors by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126. Pallbearers will be Jackie Plank, Nathan Graham, Evan Graham, Owen Graham, Rocky Stacy, Harry Clark and Rick Crank.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
View memorial tribute and sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com
Published on February 18, 2020


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