James Dudley Officer

Aug. 16, 1942-Sept. 5, 2020


James Dudley Officer, 78, of Sparta, a Vietnam veteran and retired law enforcement officer from Metro Nashville Police Department, passed away Sept. 5, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Officer was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Sparta, to Dave Officer and Mattye Dodson Officer.

He is survived by his wife, Tommy Kay Swindell Officer, of Sparta; daughter, Kathryn Ferraro (Tom), of Michigan; grandchildren, Jemma Ferraro, Nakia Oakes, Amber Manus; four great-grandchildren; sister, Bettye Sue Carver (Carl Jay), of Cosby; niece and nephew, Jayson Carver, Tamara Carver; and many cousins, friends, and neighbors.

Complete service information to come at a later date.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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