James (Jim) Francis Deffley – Cookeville, Tenn.

James (Jim) Francis Deffley – Cookeville, Tenn.

Memorial services for James (Jim) Francis Deffley, Jr., 69, of Cookeville, Tenn., will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, 2131 S. Grundy Quarles Hwy., Gainesboro, Tenn. The family has chosen cremation.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 11 a.m. until time of services.

He passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at his residence.

He was born January 15, 1952, in Woonsocket, R.I., to the late James Francis Deffley Sr. and Mary Catherine Dolan Deffley. On August 26, 1979, he was married to Carol J. Deffley, who survives. He worked as a purchasing manager.

Survivors include his wife, Carol J. Deffley, of Cookeville, Tenn.; two daughters, Christina (Edward) A. Laquerre of Cookeville, Tenn., and Jami (Edward) Barnsley of Fairview, Tenn.; two brothers, Michael (Christine) Deffley of Hope, R.I., and William (Ann Marie) Deffley of Jamestown, R.I.; one sister, Marybeth Winter of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross by contacting the funeral home.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.