Jimmy Lee Haskin, 60, master welder and craftsman and resident of the Culleoka community, died Saturday, Sept. 5 at Williamson Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Kyle Conner officiating. Burial will follow at Polk Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorials to Maury County Animal Shelter, 1223 Mapleash Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401. Notes of sympathy may be extended at oakesandnichols.com.
A Marshall County native, he was the son of the late John Haskin and Annie Pearl Roberts Haskin. A 1973 graduate of Culleoka High School, he studied engineering at Columbia State Community College and maintained a 4.0 GPA. He was associated with Custom Steel Fabricators for 31 years as a Master Welder and Craftsman and later with Walker Die Casting in Lewisburg for three years. A licensed electrician, he owned and operated Jim’s Heating & Cooling and was a certified welding inspector. His vocation was his hobby and he applied his talents restoring antique tractors with his brother, Joe. He started watching his brothers work on cars as a youngster and became a first class auto mechanic. He and his brother, “Peanut,” were involved in souping up Highway Patrol cars and he and his brother, Joe, built a 1969 Z28 Camaro from ground up.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Steele Haskin, whom he married Nov. 12, 1988; daughter, Randee (Greg) Smith of McMinnville; sisters, Maggie (Herschel) Campbell and Mamie Osborne of Culleoka, Faye Alexander and Ann Owens of Columbia; brothers, John Thomas “Bud” (Christine) Haskin of Culleoka and Joe (Shelia) Haskin of Columbia; beloved grandchildren, Dalton (Katie) Donovan, Shadon Peery, Carter Smith, and Maddie Smith; unborn great-granddaughter, Aubrey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Frances Osborne and Margie Pearl Davidson; brother, James Leonard “Peanut” Haskin; and dear friends, Michael Payne and Cameron Scott.
Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 9, 2015