James E. "Buddy" Messer, 72, a resident of Cleveland passed away on March 6, 2018, in a local hospital.
He was previously a Chef at Signature Health Care.
He was the son of the late Alvin and Mary Womac Messer and was preceded in death by his sisters, Martha Beck who passed away two weeks ago; Betty Hayes, Judy Frost and Bernita Messer; and brother, Wayne Messer.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Tammy Pickens (James); Shirley Goins(Terry); Steve Hayes; Barry Hayes (Kathy);and Alex Hayes.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Fike –Randolph & Son Funeral Home with Brother Daren Miller officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, in Candies Creek Cemetery.
His family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family suggests that Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, Tn. 38105.