Jim Messer, age 74, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN. He was a native of Lawrence County, TN and owner of Johnson and Messer Body Shop.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Allen Messer, Sr.; his mother, Audrey Huskey Messer Willis; step-father, Allen Willis; one brother, Johnny Messer; and daughter-in-law, Kristy Lindsey Messer.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Messer of Lawrenceburg, TN; two sons, Chris Messer (Wendy) and Blake Messer (Carrie Lynn) both of Lawrenceburg, TN; seven grandchildren, Cole Messer (Hope), Olivia Messer, Kalee Beckman (Cain), Nick Messer (Laklin), Sarai Messer (Peyton), Christopher Messer and Danielle Hardison (Jared) all of Lawrenceburg, TN; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Willis (Betty) of Leoma, TN; and two sisters-in-law, Carol Messer of Lawrenceburg, TN and Linda Johnson of Spring Hill, TN.
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 Monday, October 21, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 22, 2019, with Billy Beal officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN.
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