Obituary for Jimmy W. Redfearin
A life celebration for Jimmy Wade Redfearin will be held at Tyrone Plantation at 6576 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA on Saturday,
March 10, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A church service celebrating the life of Jimmy Wade Redfearin will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the
Oak Forest Baptist Church, 7491 Kurthwood, Leesville, LA. Church opens at 1:00PM. Jimmy Wade Redfearin was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:00 PM at his home Tyrone Plantation on Bayou Rapides in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was 64.
Jimmy was born in Anniston, Alabama, on February 25, 1954. Jimmy worked for Ampacet Corporation years before deciding to follow his passion in life - scuba diving. After graduating from LSU, BR, Jimmy opened The Water Habitat, a scuba/ dive shop, in Alexandria, and taught thousands over the years and enjoyed over 6000 dives locally and around the world. For the last 6 years, he also enjoyed working Real Estate with Rod Noles and Latter & Blum.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his father Nicholas Redfearin, of Leesville, LA and his Aunt Frances Patterson Taylor and Uncle Charlie Taylor of Lineville, AL.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 17 years and the love of his life, Tannie Faye Swent, of Alexandria, LA; his daughter Jennifer Redfearin Brown, and two granddaughters, Megan and Victoria Brown of Pineville, LA; his daughter Sydney Redfearin, and grandson Emery James Funderburk of Alexandria, LA; his mother Peggy Patterson Redfearin, of Anacoco, LA; his Aunt Dot Patterson Elliot and Uncle Claud Elliot, of Lineville, AL; three sisters - Wanda and Wayne Hunt of Leesville, LA, Donna and Ed Shira of Houston, TX, and Teresa and Bill Shira of Anacoco, LA, and one brother, Doug Redfearin and friend Sherry Cook of Anacoco, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews.
“And through my tears from our bedroom windows I felt I witnessed his spirit dive into the far reaches of the midnight sky splashing stars across the night as he swam out of sight trailing the celestial whalesharks into the heavens and touch the face of god.”tfs