Jimmy R. Severns, 78, of Mendon, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
He was born on March 15, 1933, in Mercer County, to Otto and Ruby Thomas Severns, and they preceded him in death.
On April 28, 1957, he married Freda Eileen Crider, and she survives him.
He is also survived by a son, Carl (Marsha) Severns of Mendon; a sister-in-law; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Dean Severns; three sisters; a brother; a great-graddaughter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Korea.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at W. H. Dick and Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, with the Rev. Don Clinger officiating.
Burial will be held in Mendon Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mendon United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at Dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.