Mr. James R. Sullivan, age 84 of Mt. Juliet, passed away August 24, 2017 at Quality Care Center, in Lebanon.
James was a native of Fairview and the son of the late Herman Sullivan and Odell Mangrum Sullivan.
Prior to retirement he was a machine operator with Rocktenn Manufacturing. Following retirement he enjoyed time with friends and family, and began his many “collections.”
James will be remembered for many things, but mostly by the simple phrase uttered by his family, “He was a good man.” He had a special love for his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kids of all ages were drawn to him for his kindness and his willingness to spoil them, often times with trips to the candy store.
He had a special talent for music and played weekly with friends. Up until the time his health began to fail him, he enjoyed playing the bass. It will always be said that James loved people, and people loved James.
He is survived by his wife: Joann Woodard Sullivan; daughters: Monya (Tony) Schlichting and Suzanne (Lee) Solis; son: Terry (Micki) Enoch; brothers: G.H. Sullivan and David Sullivan; sister: Judy McCord; seven grandchildren: Bradley (Amanda) Crook, Serena Enoch, Erica Solis (Brian Ervin), Briana (Craig) Harman, Emily Schlichting, Carley Schlichting and Justin Schlichting; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Monday in the chapel Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with burial following in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, with military honors provided by the United States Army.