Jimmie Alderman, 79
By Halei Lamb | April 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Mr. Jimmie Alderman, 79, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at his home under the care of Bethany Hospice.
Mr. Alderman was born August 31, 1940 in Statesboro to Mr. Emmitt A. Alderman and Mrs. Mary Frances Woodcock Alderman. He graduated from Savannah High School and later from Bolen Draughon Business College in Savannah. Mr. Alderman worked for Fredman in New York, where he helped develop early model answering machines. He later attended Swainsboro Tech, where he was an honor graduate and worked as an electrician for more than 30 years, and he also taught school at Ogeechee Technical College before retiring. Mr. Alderman was a United States Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 90. He was a faithful member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years and served as a former church clerk, deacon, and Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Kay Alderman of Statesboro; his three sons, Mark Alderman (Cheri) of Black Creek, Matthew Alderman of Longview, Texas, and Will Glover of Statesboro; two daughters, Lisa Alderman and Dale Brinson (Brett) of Metter; one brother, Eric Alderman of Lendon, West Virginia; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service and burial were held Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Alderman Family Cemetery with Rev. Julian Ward officiating.
Pallbearers were Will Glover, Brett Brinson, Michael Smith, Brian Wade, Andy Colson, and Chris Deal. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Smith, Steve Healey, Harold Piet, Glynn Nessmith, Victor Grant, Jimmy McCray, and Billy Nessmith.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro was in charge of arrangements.