James Gordon Clolinger
October 1, 1938  -  February 26, 2019

James Gordon Clolinger

Public Viewing
Lathan Funeral Home 1867 Hwy. 43 Jackson, AL 36545
Friday, March 1, 2019
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Graveside Service
Trinity Memorial Gardens
Friday, March 1, 2019
11:45 am

Funeral Service
Lathan Funeral Home 1867 Hwy. 43 Jackson, AL 36545
Friday, March 1, 2019
11:00 am

Trinity Memorial Gardens
1601 Walker Springs Road
Jackson, AL  36545
Friday, March 1, 2019

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James Gordon "Big Daddy" Clolinger, 8o, of Jackson, passed away February 26, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born October 1, 1938 to Jacob and Beville Clolinger in Jackson. A member of McCann's United Methodist Church in Jackson, he had been employed as a crane operator at Boise Cascade. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Alabama football and swapping stories with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Johnny Clolinger, Edward Clolinger, Ruth Johnson, Alice Hepstall, and George Clolinger.

He is survived, by his wife, Louise Clolinger; children, Renee (Barney) Lowery, Ron (Ashley) Clolinger; grandchildren, Blake (Lissa) Lowery, Maggie Clolinger, Hannah Lowery, Mallie Clolinger; great-granddaughter, Marley Lowery and sister, Julia Parsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson with the Revs. Earl Watson and Forrest Weekley officiating. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson with Lathan Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers will be Dale McIntyre, Jimmy Hepstall, Earl Hepstall, Steve Dominick, Barney Lowery and Blake Lowery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Maggie Clolinger, Mallie Clolinger, Hannah Lowery and Marley Lowery.

Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.


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  2. Ronnie and Deanna Overstreet
    Gainstown, AL

    Big Daddy is a friend to all and the stories he could tell! An amazing man! Praying for your family! He will be truly missed! Roll Tide!

  3. Buddy Murphy
    Lynchburg, VA

    Never a Greater Man than this one. Loved and respected by ALL who knew him. Was my role model growing up..always had a smile and infectious laugh for everyone he met. Am honored to have known him.
    Glenn (Buddy) Murphy

  4. Glenda and Andy Jackson
    mobile, AL

    So sorry for your loss. May Hod comfort you all. Praying for you all. love you all.

  5. Cynthia & Jimmy Marshall
    Gainestown, AL

    Condolences to the family! “Big Daddy” was everybody’s friend. Heaven gained an Angel, and will miss our friend!
    R.I.P. my good friend!

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