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Jimmy L. Eddins, Sr.

January 1, 1948 — January 16, 2024


Jimmy L. Eddins, Sr.



Jimmy L. Eddins Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday January 16th at 8:00 am. Jimmy was born on January 1st 1948 to the late Curnel and Sarah Oliver Eddins.  Jimmy was born in the home and lived on the farm with his parents and six sisters.


Jimmy was drafted into the Army January of 1968, and entered basic training at Fort Bragg, NC.  He then was ordered to Fort Seal, Ok for more training, AIT.   Jimmy received his orders for Viet Nam and spent a year there in artillery camps, and returned home as Sergeant Jimmy L. Eddins in January of 1970.


Jimmy later met his loving wife, Melody Sue Griggs Eddins and married August 7th, 1975.  They had two children: Tanya E (Kevin) Johnson from Hartsville, SC, and Jimmy (Jimbo) L. Eddins Jr from Kershaw, SC (special friend, Mariah Davenport, Pageland, SC).  


Jimmy has five beautiful grandchildren:  Nicholas Reid Johnson, Savannah C (Matthew) Kreh, Zachary Scott Johnson, MaKenzie Leigh Eddins, and Brent Allen Eddins.  He also has one great-grandson, Samuel Stover Kreh.  Jimmy also has two grandsons “of the heart”, Coleton and Caleb Medlin.


Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Curnel and Sarah O. Eddins.  One sister, Bobbi O Moore, Charlotte, NC.


Along with his wife and family, Jimmy is survived by his sisters, Doris E Thurman, Bonnie Gainey, Sue Stogner, and Patricia Rushing, all of Jefferson, SC.  Jimmy also has a sister in Sunset City, Florida, Joyce (Art) Bryant.  There are many nieces and nephews who love their “Uncle Jim”.


Jimmy was a master carpenter and enjoyed working around Chesterfield County and surrounding counties changing the looks of peoples’ homes.  He owned and operated Sandhill Home Improvement for over thirty-five years till his son, Jimmy Jr (Jimbo) took over in 2017.  Jimmy loved God, his wife, and his family.  He loved making sure the grandchildren would have special days; such as birthdays, Christmas, and vacations.


Jimmy loved his church, Calvary Baptist Church of Jefferson, SC where he served faithfully for many-many years.


An informal visitation will be from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1852 Peach Orchard Road, Jefferson, SC. You may visit with the family at other times at the Eddins home at 5748 Steen Road, Jefferson, SC.


A graveside service with military honors will be 3:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2024 at the Kershaw City Cemetery officiated by Pastor Johnny Cassada and Brent Taylor.


The family would like to thank Jimmy’s special caregivers, Ermith Funderburk, Carol Hendrix, Brianna Lee, Sharon Miller, and Myra Tilson for their love and compassion they showed Jimmy as they cared for him day after day.  We would also like to thank Norma Jean Coleman for directing some of these girls from Hearts and Hands. We would also like to thank the nurses, aides, and staff of Gentiva hospice for having such caring hearts for Jimmy.


Memorial donations may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church (building fund), 1852 Peach Orchard Road, Jefferson, SC, 29718 or Gentiva Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ( of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins family.



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Saturday, January 20, 2024

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

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Kershaw City Cemetery

Edwards Ave, Kershaw, SC 29067

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