James "Red" "Flop" Montgomery

Born on November 14, 1952

Departed on February 28, 2016 and resided in West Nashville, TN

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JAMES E. "RED" "FLOP" MONTGOMERY - Age 63, passed away February 28, 2016. He was retired from the Ford Glass Plant and a member of the UAW 737, and the West Nashville Moose Lodge. Preceded in death by parents, W.E. & Emily Sue Montgomery; sisters, Carolyn Thomas and Pamela Perry. Survived by nephew, Chad Thomas; niece, Heather Jenkins; nephew, Brad Perry; cousins, Michael Montgomery, Charles Allen Montgomery, Gwen Creager, and Cheryl Stewart. A Celebration of Red’s Life will be on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 12:00pm, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3:00pm until 8:00pm, and on Thursday from 10:00am until the service time at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike; online guestbook www.westharpethFH.com (615) 352-9400.

10 Comments to Mr. James "Red" "Flop" Montgomery

  1. Jim (JJ) Johnson
    March 1, 2016 1:56 pm

    Red was a dear friend of mine. I’ve known since High School. Never separated for very long. He was the friend that stuck by me when no one else would. A friend that always believed in me. I always tried to find a place for him in my bands and in my life. A helper and an encourager.

  2. Ronnie Hoskins
    March 1, 2016 2:54 pm

    Red was one of my best friends. He was always there for me if I needed anything. We did a lot of things together, some good, some not so good. We were always at the lake, Cup races, I helped him with his race car, Michael’s race car, and watched as Michael Ray, took over his Dad’s race car. The man LOVED HIMSELF SOME STOCK CAR RACING, and so did his parents and family. A lot of people will miss Red’s Tales and stories, his laughter, and addictive personality.


  3. Ruth
    March 1, 2016 5:36 pm

    Red became a very dear friend to me and he was ALWAYS there to listen and share a story. He was a man who truly cared about people and would do anything to help if they needed it. Red was intelligent, talented and had the jolliest laugh and the greatest smile for us. He was a true friend that will be greatly missed. I hope he is jamm’in to the blues and having a good time in peace now and for eternity.
    Rest my buddy!
    Ruth Maxwell

  4. Jf and Yvonne Lilly
    March 1, 2016 6:42 pm

    I have known Jimmy all of his life. Was so sad to receive the phone call from his cousin Gwen. I am thankful that we got to spend time with him this passed Thanksgiving.

  5. Paula Griggs Martin
    March 2, 2016 1:33 am

    I want to extend my sympathy to all the Montgomery family. I am so very sorry for your loss

  6. Calvin Wolverton
    March 2, 2016 9:35 am

    My sympathy to Flop’s family. I haven’t seen Flop since high school but one time at a reunion of all the old gang from up on the hill. I will always remember that laugh.

  7. Joe Hudgins and family
    March 2, 2016 10:50 am


  8. Rachel Brandon Gammon
    March 2, 2016 11:00 am

    Chad, Heather and Brad, So sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. Remember sneaking up to his room and hearing him playing the drums when we were little. Always loved his laugh and how he enjoyed our company (or he was good at pretending). I have the dearest memories of growing up with you all and your wonderful family. Grateful for those memories and how Jim was such a dear friend to our family through the years.
    Praying for peace and comfort,

  9. Mike Bodily
    March 2, 2016 12:33 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Jimmy (Flop). He was a great friend during our high school years. I remember the years of marching band, band camp, camping out on “Tower Hill” with our friends Jimmy J., Doug and Woody.
    The trips to swim in the Harpeth river and Saturday night races at the fairground speedway.

    Flop was quite the race fan and musician (trumpet, drums & Keyboard). I know that the “J. Johnson Band” will miss his presence.

    Those who know and love you will miss you Jimmy!
    My deepest sympathy to your family.

    Mike Bodily

  10. Roger Simpkins
    March 2, 2016 3:01 pm

    It was an honor to have Red as one of my best friends.

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