Jimmy Dean McNerlin Sr., Retired, United States Air Force MSgt of 20 years, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at the age of 82 at his home from pancreatic cancer.

He was born April 5, 1930 in Booneville to the late Toney and Lottie McNerlin. He was an identical twin. Mr. McNerlin was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Luther Dale McNerlin. Mr. McNerlin was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church in Cabot. He was very active, serving as an usher for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Earlene McNerlin of the home, three sons; Jimmy Dean McNerlin Jr. and his wife Teresa of Orlando, Fla., Michael McNerlin and his wife Shawn of Little Rock, Greg McNerlin and his wife Cindy of Jacksonville; 12 grandchildren’ one great-grandchild, three brothers; Gene McNerlin of Bull Head City, Ariz., Don McNerlin of Atascadero, Calif.,, James H. McNerlin of Austin, and one sister, Vera Pleasant of Terry, Miss..

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 201,3 at First Baptist Church in Cabot with Bro. Dick Avey officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation wwas from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home (501) 982-2136. Sign online guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.