Welcome to the memorial page for

James Boyd Pilkinton

December 27, 1927 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 89)

James Boyd Pilkinton, age 89, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at NHC Healthcare of Lawrenceburg. He was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired from Murray Ohio, and a member of Springer Road Church of Christ.  Mr. Pilkinton served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Willie Emma Hardin Pilkinton.

He is survived by

Wife -
Ruth Crews Pilkinton, Lawrenceburg, TN

One Son -
Barry Pilkinton (Cindy), Memphis, TN

One Daughter -
Joni Franks (Mark), Lawrenceburg, TN

Four Grandchildren -
Lauren Moore (Steven)
Erin Killen (Rick)
Lindsay Franks
Tyler Pilkinton

Three Great-Grandchildren

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Neal Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 24, 2017, with Ed Daniel officiating.  Interment will follow at John Lay Cemetery in Ethridge, TN.  Family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association. 

 Service Information

August 23, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Funeral Service
August 24, 2017

1:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464


John Lay Cemetery
34 Main Street
Ethridge, TN 38456

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