Jimmie Allen Mourns the Loss of His Father, ‘Big Jim’

Jimmie Allen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jimmie Allen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jimmie Allen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Jimmie Allen’s father has died.

The country singer shared the news in a heartbreaking Instagram post on Friday (Sept. 20). Sharing a photo of himself in his father’s arms as a young boy, Allen reflected on life after death and shared a few touching memories of his father, “Big Jim.”

“The thought of the person you love being in heaven is a lot easier to process than then being in the dirt rotting away. What really happens after death? Honestly I don’t know,” he confessed. “Saying goodbye to my daddy is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. As you get older you sometimes think about losing your parents but nothing to prepares you for it when it actually happens.”

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The thought of the person you love being in heaven is a lot easier to process than then being in the dirt rotting away. What really happens after death? Honestly I don’t know. Saying goodbye to my daddy is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. As you get older you sometimes think about losing your parents but nothing to prepares you for it when it actually happens. When I got the news he died I was fishing at one of our favorite spots in Lewes (Roosevelt Inlet). I decided to do something we both enjoyed doing rather than go to the hospital and see him laying there lifeless. As I reeled my line I thought about all the memories me and dad had fishing there. I’m gonna miss The man that raised me on country music and who I give credit for my career today, The man that taught me the meaning of hard work. I love you dad and I’m thankful for the time we had. Wherever you are now I hope I showed you I love you and how much you mean to me. 💔 Miss you Big Jim

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He revealed that he was fishing in one of his and his father’s favorite spots when he got the news that “Big Jim” had passed away. Rather than see him “lifeless” in the hospital, Allen chose to do something they “both enjoyed.”

“As I reeled my line I thought about all the memories me and dad had fishing there,” he wrote. “I’m gonna miss The man that raised me on country music and who I give credit for my career today, The man that taught me the meaning of hard work.”

He closed his post with a touching message to his late father, writing, “I love you dad and I’m thankful for the time we had. Wherever you are now I hope I showed you I love you and how much you mean to me.”

Jimmie Allen has a number of shows scheduled throughout the weekend.

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