James Douglas (JD) Avant, age 83, passed away on July 25, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Phyllis Avant, and his siblings, Joseph H. Avant, Laurene R. Wade, Walter M. Avant, and Archie B. Avant.
After many years of dedicated service, J.D. retired from the Singer Company in Murfreesboro, TN in 2000. After retirement, he enjoyed fishing, watching TV, and taking care of his beloved dog “Jake”.
James is survived by daughter, Kimberly Avant; sons, James (Betty) Avant; Rodney (Ethel) Avant; Byron (Shelia) Avant; Deone (Tracy) Avant; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Devoted brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Audrey Avant; sisters, Norma (Charles) Conaway and Ura Smith; devoted sister-in-law Mary Ann Avant; devoted nephew, Chris Conaway and many loving nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Rucker Memorial Chapel from 10-11am with funeral service to follow at 11:00am. Reverend Tolbert Randolph is the Eulogist.
Services have been entrusted to Rucker Memorial Chapel. (615)895-2200