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“Virginia I just read about the passing of Alton in the Grundy County Herald and was very sorry to hear about it. You and Alton was always a...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Smartt Dodson Stem - TN

“Sherri: I'm sorry for your loss. Just remember all the good times you had with your Father. Your Family is in our prayers. May God give you peace ...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Tina Lyons - Kingsport, TN

“We would like to send our deepest condolences to the Scissom family in the loss of your loved one. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Wilson, Sherry and Pharmacy Staff at Food City Pharmacy - TN

“Scissom Family : I worked with Mr. Scissom for several years at SPS. He was a joy to be around & loved to get a good laugh out of you. He was one of...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Shaffer - Johnson City, TN

5 of 17 | Posted by: TINA HARTSOCK - TN

“I worked with "Mr S" at the old SPS. He was one of the finest men that I have known. He will be truly missed. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: RUTH RICE - TN

“To the Scissom Family: I worked with Jim for many years at SPS and enjoyed many rounds of golf with him (I even saw him get a hole in one). He was...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Malone - Johnson City, TN

“I worked with "Mr Scissom" at the old SPS. He was one of a kind and I throughly enjoyed him and his midnight raids. After he retired I would see...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Brown - Fall Branch, TN

“He was a good man. May God bless you. Best regards, Mark & Sara Selby ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Selby - Kingsport, TN

“Dear Scissom Family, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this trying time. I worked with Jim for...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Chris Winter - Gray, TN

“Pa Sciz was one of the greatest men I have ever had the honor of knowing. His sunny disposition and love for his family made an impression on me as a...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Crystal (Shifflett) Choate - VA

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. I worked with Jim as SPS for many years and always had the highest respect for him. Working with him was a...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Bridget Pilkenton - Kingsport, TN

“Scissom's Family: Im so sorry for your loss. Jim was an exceptional, great guy. I worked with him for many years at SPS and loved the opportunity...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: kristi williams - johnson city, TN

“Dear Scissom family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim for several years at SPS and he was just a grand gentleman. Loved to play golf...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: David Phillips - Kingsport, TN

“Mrs. Scissom, Sherri, Terri and Chris and families, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know Jim is resting in the loving arms of God...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Beth Begley - Atlanta, GA

“We send our sympathy to all the Scissom family. The Pollacks ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Lorraine, Bo & Glenn - Cape Coral, FL

“Mrs. Scissom, Sherri and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. I know that Mr. Scissom was at peace being at home with...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Ellsworth - Mount Carmel, TN

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James Alton "Tootlum" Scissom, 71, Kingsport, died at his home Sunday (March 15, 2009) after an extended illness.

He was preceded in death by his parent, Alton and Louise Scissom.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Virginia Scissom; daughters, Sherri Elizabeth Pollack and husband, Wayne, Kingsport, and Terri Louise Gates, Milford, OH; son, Christopher James Scissom and wife, Karen June, Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren, Danielle Scissom, Shaun Scissom, Luke Pollack, Lance Pollack, Patrick Gates, and Matthew Gates; sister, Altalene Myers, Chattanooga, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Dr. Greg Burton and Rev. Susan Lankford Anderson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #3/265. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Ball, Ken Goforth, Grady Mullican, Dean Mullican, Herman Carrick, and Bobby Lynn Stinnet.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN 37663 or to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite B-130, Nashville, TN 37228.

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