[UPDATE] “Blessed to have a friend like Jimmy”: Oxford Emergency Management Director Jimmy Allgood dies at 60

Published 8:22 am Saturday, July 23, 2022

The Oxford community is mourning the death of Jimmy Allgood, 60, Emergency Management Director.

Born James C. Allgood on September 4, 1961, Jr., Allgood passed away Friday, July 22 from a reported stroke.

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Oxford. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., also at First Baptist Church of Oxford.

Interment will be at Cambridge Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

“I am heartbroken to share that Emergency Management Director Jimmy Allgood passed away last night,” said Mayor Robyn Tannehill in a statement. “I simply cannot put into words at this moment what Jimmy meant to his family, his friends and entire community. He guided Oxford through a pandemic with wisdom and a steady hand.”

“Jimmy never met a problem he couldn’t solve,” He loved, protected and served Oxford, his family and friends with a loyalty that is unmatched. There was no friend who knew how to love his city and his coworkers more. Everyone should be so blessed to have a friend like Jimmy.

This is a developing story.