SISTRUNK, Jimmie Washington, age 76, born January 7, 1944 in Tuskegee, AL to Frank and Ida Mae Sistrunk, departed this life Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Friendship Village Rehabilitation Center. He was a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School, Class of 1961. Jimmie was a “people-person” and enjoyed meeting people and did not meet a stranger. His passions were cars, scrapbooking, music, traveling, and holding very extensive conversations with friends.
He was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and was employed by several manufacturing companies across the nation. He retired from Monsanto Research Corporation as a chemical process technician. He co-founded the West Vetts and United Council of Corvette Clubs, and served on the executive board of the 1961 Forever Class Reunion. Education being one of his core values, he attended Wright State University and Sinclair Community College. He encouraged young people to pursue and complete educational goals.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Hollie Sistrunk; twin daughters and twin sons. He is survived by sons, Gregory S. Taylor of Atlanta, GA, Jeffrey A. (Rhonda) Hobson, James C. (Nikki) Sistrunk and Jonathan T. Sistrunk, all of Dayton; sisters, Joann Dunn and Phillistine “Cookie” (Norman) Taylor; special niece, Tina Porter, whom he called his “Angel”; 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Jimmie would like to thank the mothers of his sons, Angela Stewart Taylor, and Betty J. Sistrunk. He gives a final salute to Rev. Willie G. MacMillian, who was very impactful on his life, many special friends: Judy McCray, Dorothy and Sweet Strickland, William “Fish” Davenport and James Buckins.
Walk-through visitation will be held 9-11 am Monday, November 16, at House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Private Service. Interment Dayton National Cemetery.
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