Funeral services for Mr. James Edward Cardwell, age 79, of Tullahoma, TN, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Owen officiating.
Burial will follow at 3:00 PM at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, TN.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, December 10, at the funeral home.
Mr. Cardwell passed away at his residence on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
James was born in Lick Skillet, AL, the son of the late John C. and Nancy Ellen Bowen Cardwell.
He served his country in the United States Air Force and before retirement, was employed by Batesville Casket Company in the rubber plant. He was an ordained minister and a chaplain for Transport for Christ.
In addition to his parents, James was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary L. Brawley Cardwell, who passed in 1958, and his second wife, Kathy Cardwell, who passed away in 1997; one daughter, Sherry Cardwell; two sisters, Ethel Woods Lowe and Sue Dudley; and one son-in-law, Ronald Vance. He is survived by five children, Susan Vance of Tullahoma, Jimmy (Jane) Cardwell of Manchester, Kimmy (Tony) Terry of Lebanon, Johnny (Jeannie) Cardwell of Tullahoma, and Connie (Kenneth) Hardaway of Cottontown; ten grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.