James Thomas “Jimmy” Mulledy, age 68 of Romney, WV passed from this life and entered eternal life in Heaven on Thursday, August 16th as a result of a farming accident.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jr. and Sarah Katherine (Potter) Mulledy and by his sister, Janice Woodward.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dianna Simmons “DeeDee” Mulledy; a son, Jesse W. Mulledy and wife Tammy of Romney; (2) daughters, Elece M. Bursey and husband Bryan of Winchester, VA and Misty M. Cook and husband Eli of Slanesville; a brother, Richard L. “Dickie” Mulledy and wife Janis of Romney; and a sister, Dorothy A. Wood and husband Norval of Shanks. Jimmy is also survived by (6) grandchildren; Tessa W. Mulledy, Emmagrace Bursey, Mulledy Jane Cook, Jakob V. Bursey, Elijah H. Cook and Berkeley Raine Cook as well as his faithful furry friend, Linda Lou.
Jimmy was born and raised in Romney and graduated with the class of 1969 from Hampshire High School. At a young age, Jimmy established a very strong work ethic that included cutting pulp wood starting when he was in high school. His first real job was that of a truck driver working for Randy Ewers’ orchard and was followed by a couple years of Diesel College in Nashville, Tennessee. Soon after, Jimmy went to work as a Telephone Lineman for Hargets moving to GTE (which became Telecommunications) from which he retired in 2000 after 32 years of service.
Jimmy’s life took on a significant change in 1973 when he met DeeDee. They married in 1975 and the girls came along in 1977 and 1979 and Jesse became part of the family in 1986. A move back home to the Mulledy Homestead occurred in 1981 and Jimmy was back on the farm. Jimmy worked two full time jobs. One for the phone company and the other was being a farmer. At one time they had 150+ head of cattle and he not only worked his farm, he farmed adjacent farms. For the first 17 years after the girls arrived, DeeDee was a stay at home mom raising kids and being a workmate of Jimmy’s. His life was centered around hard work and long hours. Jimmy could always find time to help whoever needed help. His heart had a huge capacity for love, humor, friends, and family. Jimmy could be tough when required to be. In the next moment he could be a classic prankster who loved to cut up and tease. A slap on the back because he was glad to see you was not uncommon and he could always find something to laugh about. He was a principled man who was totally committed to his family and through example, taught his children high morals and values.
Jimmy found joy in many ways. Before his family came along, he enjoyed the rodeo and being a part of it. The pleasure he found in being around horses never left and became part of family life at the Mulledy’s. Jimmy faithfully attended Calvary Assembly of God for 20 years where he was a devoted part of the church family. His devotion to family, friends, and community will leave an empty place in many hearts and will be deeply missed.
PLEASE! If you have a memory, thought or insight about Jimmy, please take a moment and write it down and send it to Shaffer’s. It is DeeDee’s wish to save these memories for their grandchildren, and your time and effort will be deeply appreciated and remembered.
Friends will be received Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 3:00pm till 7:00pm at The Calvary Assembly of God “The Grace Place” in Fort Ashby, WV (Rt. 46 West out of Fort Ashby). ***Please note funeral services will be in Augusta*** Funeral services will be held Monday morning August 20, 2018 at 11:00am at the Augusta Church of Christ with Pastor Wesley Beahm officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney.
In lieu of flowers the family would like to bless Daniel and Amber who risked their lives to save Jimmy’s life on the day of the accident. Please make contributions to: Shaffer Funeral Home ~ 230 East Main St. ~ Romney, WV 26757
Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511