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James "Hoppy" B. Rector

April 11, 1947 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 73)






The Lord guided James “Hoppy” B. Rector, of Whitwell, TN, to his heavenly home on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 at the age of 73 years old.   James had been a resident of Marion County, TN throughout his life.   He was born on April 11, 1947 to Marvin and Vinnie Rector.   James had worked for Asplundh as a tree trimmer most of his life. 


He is preceded in death by his father, Marvin Rector and mother, Vinnie Braden Rector Adams; brothers, Marvin “Jr.” Rector and Herman Adams; and sisters, Mary Smith and Shirley “Kat” Smith.


Those left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Mylinda (Ronnie) Dagnan and Whitney (Daniel) Dodson; grandchildren, Joshua (Stephanie) Dagnan, Brooke (Aaron) Shepard, Aedan Dodson and Emma Dodson; great-grandson, Noah Dagnan along with several nieces, nephews and special friends


James was a family man who loved and adored his children and grandchildren dearly.  His most treasured passion was his dogs.    James pastime was tinkering and working on old cars.


The family will have visitation on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, TN.


James will be laid to rest at a later date by his family.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37347, 423-942-9500.


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December 30, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

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