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James William Romine

December 4, 1945 ~ November 22, 2020 (age 74)

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James William “Buddy” Romine, 74, of Rutledge, TN passed away November 22, 2020.

Buddy was born to parents James and Callie Mae Romine, on December 4, 1945. He was the only son with seven sisters. To say he was spoiled is an understatement!

Buddy served in the United States Army from August 1966 to November 1971. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded numerous medals. Buddy retired from Dillard Smith Construction, serving as a foreman of a line crew, for 42 years. He was a great teacher and mentor to many lineman over the years. Buddy was a quiet man, but spoke volumes living his life for Christ. He was genuine to everyone who he came in contact with.

He married Stella Metcalf, the love of his life, in March, 1973. She preceded him in death in 2015, also preceding him in death are parents James and Callie Romine, sisters, Marie Scott and Linda Collins.

Buddy is survived by a special dear friend Mary Runyon. Buddy is also survived by daughter Twanna Farrow (Kim), sons Rodney Metcalf (Angie) and Roger Metcalf, grandchildren Brittany Gray (Brian), Aaron Farrow (Tanzi), Logan Metcalf (Madison), Braylan Farrow, Jaden Metcalf, Preston Farrow, great-grandchildren Madelyn Kate Gray, Trice Parker Gray, Titus Cole Gray, Raylon James Metcalf, and Briar Cash Farrow. Surviving sisters, Willie Mae Watson, Dorothy Burchell, Barbara Martin, Tena Frye and Norma Sinnamon.

Buddy was an active member of Head of Richland Baptist Church. It’s not goodbye, but see you in heaven dad. What a blessing that Dad knew Jesus Christ as his Savior.

The family will receive friends Friday, November 27th at Head of Richland Baptist Church, 240 Avondale Road, Rutledge, TN. from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday night. Burial will be Saturday, November 28th at Head of Richland Cemetery. Services will be held by Kim Farrow and Curt Seals. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Head of Richland Cemetery held by Kim Farrow and Rodney Satterfield.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Farrow, Braylan Farrow, Preston Farrow, Jaden Metcalf, Logan Metcalf, Brian Gray, Cody Satterfield and Cody Irwin.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Head of Richland Baptist Church, 240 Avondale Road, Rutledge, TN  37861.

For safety the family request visitors wear a mask.


Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.

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November 27, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Head of Richland Baptist Church (Avondale Road)

Funeral Service
November 27, 2020

7:00 PM
Head of Richland Baptist Church (Avondale Road)

Graveside Service
November 28, 2020

2:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water Street
Rutledge, TN 37861

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