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James William "Jimmy" Bloss

July 7, 1936 — December 17, 2020

James William “Jimmy” Bloss, 84, retired Postmaster for the United States Postal Service, died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at his residence in Columbia. A private graveside service will be conducted at Polk Memorial Gardens with his son-in-law, Dexter Shelton officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity or church of one’s choice. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born July 7, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late of Lloyd Dunnington and the late Myrtle Adell Rice Dunnington Bloss Parrish. On November 10, 1954, he married Lucy Carolyn Arthur Bloss who preceded him in death June 20, 2009. From 1954-1958 he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After serving in the Air Force, Mr. Bloss began his working career with the United States Postal Service in 1958 where he was a letter carrier and retired in 1992 as Postmaster. Mr. Bloss was a former officer in charge for the Maury County Veteran’s Service Office from 1992-2002, and owned and operated A Action Bail Bonding from 1999-2019. He was a member of Loyal Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Dexter Shelton of Madison, Alabama; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, James Blaine Bloss; daughter, Jamie Reneé Bloss; and adoptive father, Rev. J. B. Bloss. Active pallbearers will be Roger Shelton, Mark Shelton, Taylor Loy, Steve Wheeler, Jason Bass, and Cody Liggett.

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