Jimmie “Jim” Allen Stembridge
(May 6, 1939 – July 1, 2017)
New Albany-Jimmie “Jim” Allen Stembridge, 78, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He was born May 6, 1939 in Tupelo to Victor Arnold Stembridge and Opal Stanley Stembridge. He was a Veteran of the Army Reserve. He was the first employee hired by Frank Spain for WTVA. He worked as Chief Engineer for WTVA and later retired as Chief Engineer at WSAV TV in Savannah Georgia.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Beech Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Earl Langely and Bro. Sammy Yarbrough officiating. Burial will be at Beech Springs Cemetery. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Jane Stembridge of New Albany; two daughters, Sonja Huffman (Randy) of New Albany and Michelle Richardson (Tony) of Etta; a son, Victor Stembridge of New Albany; two sisters, Jean Arnold (Vernon) of Saltillo and Martha Robbins of Robertsdale, AL; and five grandchildren, Chase Towery, Mason Huffman, Hannah Hunnicutt (Chantz), Cade Huffman and Nate Richardson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Janice Oxner and Joanne Stembridge; and a brother, Jackie Stembridge.
Pallbearers will be Chase Towery, Mason Huffman, Cade Huffman, Will Callicutt, Jay Callicutt, Chantz Hunnicutt, Dallas Oxner and Nate Richardson.
Visitation will be Monday, July 3, 2017 at United Funeral Service from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at United Funeral Service and again Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.
In honor of Mr. Stembridge’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army Flag during his visitation and service.