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James Alfred "Jimmy" Carlisle, age 84 of Newnan passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. He was born in Manchester, GA to the late William Joe Carlisle and Jessie Byrd Carlisle.

Mr. Carlisle served in WWII as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and served in the Battle of the Bulge until he was wounded in action.

Upon his return from service, he and his wife ran Carlisle's Wrecker Service and Texaco for 37 years. Mr. Carlisle was a member of Newnan First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Geraldine Carlisle of Newnan. He is also survived by his children, Wayne Carlisle, David Carlisle, Susan Shelnutt, Jenny Toney; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mckoon.com. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Marietta, GA, 30067 Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 3, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St, Newnan.

[courtesy of Georgia Guy]

Grave marker for James A. Carlisle in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan (Coweta county), Georgia.

James enlisted at the army at Fort McPherson, GA on 11 December 1943.

Pvt Carlisle was transferred from 82nd Airborne Division Leicester, England to Company E, 508th PIR on 4 September 1944.  He was promoted to Pfc on 1 October.

On 1 January 1945 Pfc Carlisle was wounded in action in Belgium and evacuated to a field hospital.  Then on to the Parachute Replacement Regiment at the Parachute School Fort Benning, GA for further treatment in the 216th General Hospital.

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