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James Leslie Mabry, 90, passed away October 28, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN with his family at his side.

He was born in Old Hickory on March 8, 1927. Jim was a resident of Madison, TN for more than 60 years. He was a Superintendent at the Ford Glass Plant for 35 years retiring in 1988.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Essie Mabry; brother Robert Mabry and sisters Margaret Mabry Vaughn and Mackie Mabry Painter.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Anita Laverne (Shipman) Mabry; sons Bradford Mabry (Denise) and Mike Mabry (Nancy); and daughter Nita Mabry Baggott (Benny). He was a beloved Grandfather "Pops" to David and Josh Mabry, Sam and Meghan Mabry and A.J. and Joey Baggott. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.

Jim enlisted and fought with the US Navy in WWII and was proud to be a veteran having served active duty on the USS Enterprise from 1944-1946. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching football, NASCAR and most all sports with his family. Jim was a man of extraordinary character and loyalty. His legacy will be long remembered and honored as a loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather.

Family will receive friends on Monday, October 30 from 6-8pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, October 31 at 11am at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.