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County Commissioner James “Jim” Edward Fielding passed away Nov. 16, 2021.He was elected to the commission in 2018. 

County Commissioner Michael Ray offered his condolences on Fielding’s passing.

“I always felt like Jim listened to all sides of any issue. I thought he was humble and the exact kind of person that needed to be in government. Jim will truly be missed,” he said.

Commissioner Dwight Miller added, “Everyone on the County Commission knows that Jim was one of the hardest working and productive commissioners on the commission. Jim was one of the most respected people that everyone has known and he will be greatly missed. Everyone that has known Jim loved and appreciated the man for having known him.”

Commissioner Margaret Cunningham said, “Jim was a dedicated commissioner who took his fiduciary duty to the County seriously and worked hard to help the County operate responsibly.  He will be sorely missed. He and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time.”

Commissioner Barbara Poston said that It was an honor to serve on the Coffee County Commission with Jim. He studied the issues and voted what he deemed best for the entire county. He will be greatly missed on the commission.”

Register of Deeds Donna Toney said. “Jim Fielding represented Coffee County well. He brought great knowledge to the table. He was passionate about keeping Coffee County a great place to live. Everyone I know appreciated him and loved him. We will all miss him. Our prayers are with his wife Dawn and their children.”

Former commissioner Barry West added, “I didn’t know him very well, but he seemed to be a kind and fair person. He took the seat on the commission that I once held. He had a good viewing vantage point from up there.”

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fielding family. His obituary is: 

In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by one brother, Bill Fielding. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Dawn Rushing Fielding; daughters, Shannon Judkins (Jeff), and Sommer Walker (Jason), Kathy Tafelski (Dave), Amy Coughlin (Charles); sons, Mark Hannah (Susan) and Jimmy Hannah; grandchildren, Josie (Charles), Olivia, Carson, Makaiyla, Hunter, Forrest, Rayne, Spencer, Skylar, Carter, Theo, Elle and Cooper; great grandchildren, Bentleigh and Amelia; brother, David Fielding (Paula), numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members and a host of friends. Jim was loved by all that knew him.

Jim passed away unexpectedly, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. A celebration of life will be held in his memory at a later date.

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, enjoys painting, dancing and exploring the outdoors.

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