James P. Madding, 81, of the Cayce community died Tuesday at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton.
He was a longtime member of Cayce Baptist Church, where he was a former Sunday school teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was a machinist for the former Sigri Carbon in Hickman for many years. He returned to this area in 1970 after residing in Chicago and New Mexico.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Bershers Madding; a daughter, Samantha Ann Dean of Cayce; one stepson, Jessie Mack Bohannon Jr. of Newbern, Tenn., one stepdaughter, Rena Katherine Bohannon of Ledbetter; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. His parents were Radie Bell French and George Curtis Madding.
A Memorial Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cayce Baptist Church. There will be no visitation.
Hornbeak Funeral Chapel of Fulton is handling arrangements.