James Henry Drennen III

James Henry Drennen III, 62, known as “The Generator Man” passed away January 29, 2018 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born August 25, 1955 in St. Louis Missouri to James Henry Drennen and Marlene Harr Boyer. He was a retired union electrician, active member of the local union IBEW 1516, loved music, played in a Blues band with Bruce Page and the Blues Heavy Weights, played harmonica, and had his own radio show on KASU called Blues Where You Least Expect It.Survivors include; his wife: Sandra, of the home; Children: David Grove (Patsy), Christopher Simmons, Justin Drennen (Misty), Bryan Drennen (Jaclyn), Richard Drennen (Brittany), Jeremy Greene (Ashley), Timothy Greene, all of Paragould, Arkansas; many grandchildren; two brothers: Hugh Drennen of Paragould, Arkansas, John Drennen of California, one aunt: Theresa Sims of Florida, and a host of other family and friends.In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers: Michael, Scott, Matthew Drennen; one sister: Denise Drennen; and the mother of his sons: Bonnie Drennen.Funeral Service will be February 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fighting to Live Paragould Baptist Church, 894 Greene 845 Rd., Paragould, Arkansas with Pastor Steve Bricker officiating. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery, Paragould, Arkansas under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas. Visitation will be February 1, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church. Pallbearers: his sons: David Grove, Christopher Simmons, Justin Drennen, Bryan Drennen, Richard Drennen, Jeremy Greene, Timothy Greene. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Sick and Needy Fund at the Union Hall IBEW, P.O. Box 577, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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  1. David Mcdonald, says

    RIP my friend. May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas.

  2. Laura Duncan Scott, says

    Another friend has taken the blessed release journey. Our condolences go out to Sandra and the Drennen family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers for spiritual strength and healing.

  3. Mark Smith, says

    At KASU, we are often approached by people who have an idea for a show. Most of these people fall away when they find out how much work it is to actually produce a show. Jim stuck with it, and his dedication and commitment was heard each Saturday night for many years. His promotional announcements for each week's show were the best! We will certainly miss him.

  4. Karen Newberry, says

    I never had the honor of meeting Mr Drennen in person but I had the honor of listening to The Generator Man many times. His dedication to music and sharing it with others in a lasting memory. Peace to all of his family and friends

  5. Linda Markin, says

    My thoughts and prayer are with you Sandy and th rest of the fammily. I wish I could be there. Love Linda

  6. Rebekah Robbins Kirkland And Family, says

    Praying the Lord brings you and your family peace during this sad time. Our condolences to you and your family.

  7. Dorothy, says

    Jim fought a long hard battle with Sandra working days but taking excellent care of him during the nights. Love and prayers, Dorothy

  8. Mike Doyle, says

    On behalf of KASU Radio, may I express our sadness at Jim's passing because we will miss him. Our condolences to Sandra and all the family. Jim -- and his radio program -- were truly one of a kind.

  9. Melissa Sherrod, says

    We love and miss you already ! Rip uncle Jim

  10. Samantha Letson, says

    So sorry. I remember Jim singing many years ago. Sandra, I am sorry for your loss. If you need anything please let me know. David, I know we haven’t talked in a while but I think life got in the way. My condolences.

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