James "Buddy" Wayman Mitchell, born Nov. 4,1932, in McMinnville, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was a 1951 graduate of Bledsoe County High School and an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Buddy retired from Hartford Insurance Co. as an inspector and was a member of the American Legion Post 66. He was a Christian man of the Baptist faith and loved his family and the people of Bledsoe County which he held dearly. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all. Preceding Buddy in death were his parents, Roy and Annie Mitchell; daughter, Joy Dee Mitchell; brothers, Charles and Clyde Mitchell; sisters, Jean Gonda, Wilma Mitchell, Anna Mae Taylor, Juanita Holmes, Jo Worthington, Lela Troglin and Kay Evans. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Judy Addleman Mitchell; sons, James (Jessica) Mitchell, Washington, D. C. and Jay (Valerie) Mitchell, Pikeville; grandchildren, Nichole Mitchell, Tracy Manning, Christina (Ray) Corona, Joshua (Heather) Mitchell, Shelby Mitchell, Lucas Mitchell, Jonathan Smith, Monica (Eric) Mills, Anna (Jason) Reis, Russell, Daniel, David, and Andrew Ferrara; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Grasham, Hixson; and Virginia Roye Morgan, Pikeville; numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory. Service will be at 4 p.m. CDT Friday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Albert Roberts and Brother Jim Whitaker officiating. Family memories will be presented by Dustin Redd. Burial will be in Pikeville Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30 p.m. until service time. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville, Tenn.