By Press Release
Published Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:30 am
Jimmy Eugene Retherford Jr. died Dec. 12, 2017, at his home in Delta. He was 54.
A celebration of life was held Dec. 15 at Taylor Funeral Chapel with James Gall officiating.
Mr. Retherford was born in Carrolton, Ill., on May 9, 1963, to Jimmy and Mary (Gardner) Retherford Sr. He spent his childhood in San Diego and Escondido, Calif.
Mr. Retherford moved to Delta 12 years ago.
On Aug. 5, 2014, he married Teri Aragon in Delta.
He became active in and served as president of the Delta Men's Club at the Devil's Thumb Golf Course. He enjoyed playing and participating in the American Cancer golfing benefits. He also enjoyed camping, boating and fishing.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Russell of Delta; his wife, Teri Retherford of Delta; children, Jimmy (Sara) Retherford III of Valley Center, Calif., Michelle Retherford of Escondido, Calif., Christopher Troxell of Hemet, Calif., Brian Retherford of Mt. Olive, Ill., Jordon Retherford of Jerseyville, Ill.; stepson, Clint (Andrea) Wilhelm III of Delta; stepdaughter, Kristine (Nathan) Toole of Gunnison; brothers, Terry (Trisha) Retherford of Escondido, Calif.; Richard (Patricia "Patty") Russell of Delta; sister, Susan Retherford of Delta; and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Retherford Sr.; and stepfather, Jim Russell.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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