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James “Jimmy” Bills (9-9-18) service 9-14-18

James “Jimmy” Wilson Bills, of Savannah, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, at the age of 56.
Jimmy was born Nov. 20, 1961, in Humboldt, Tennessee.  He was the son of the late Robert Wilson Bills and Lois Marie Bills.  Jimmy was united in marriage to Elise Arlene Brannon on July 16, 1983.
He moved to Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 15 and later began his career in the tire and automotive industry.  In 1991, he moved his family to Savannah and was the proud co-owner of Quality Tire with his father, Robert, for 12 years. He has since worked in various fields with the last being the owner of Savannah Buildings.
Jimmy loved his family without a doubt but adored his grandbabies by which he was known as Pops. He loved life and enjoyed every second of it, never met a stranger, and could tell stories like no one else.  He loved talking football and playing golf with his boys. His caring and giving gift included being the neighborhood go-to-man and mentor. He will leave footprints in our hearts and we will never, ever be the same.
He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elise Bills; his mother Lois Bills; and sons, Jeremy Wilson Bills and wife Heather of Murfreesboro, Joshuah O’Conner Bills and wife Jordan of Savannah and Jayson Scot Bills of Savannah.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, Aiden Joe Wilson Bills, Kinleigh Capri Bills, RaeLynn Claire Bills and Jenna Caroline Bills; brother, Jeff Bills and wife Nancy of Symrna, Tennessee; sister, Cindy Hastings and husband Jim of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wilson Bills; grandparents, Woodrow and Virginia Bills, James and Lottie Reeves.
Visitation will be held at Hopewell Baptist Church on Thursday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral at 11 a.m., at Hopewell Baptist Church in Savannah with Pastor Derek Westmoreland officiating.  Burial immediately following at Memory Gardens in Savannah.