Jimmy Starks

Jimmy "Deck" Starks

July 19th, 1975 - April 29th, 2020
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JIMMY “DEEK” STARKS born to Tommy Lee Clay Starks and
Jimmy “Longhaul" Starks on July 19,1975 in Clarksdale, Ms.
That’s when “Mr. GOOD looking" he would call himself was
As a child Jimmy grew up in Bellwood, with Brothers Issac
“Main" Starks and Jumeika (Donny) Starks. Jimmy graduated
from Proviso West High School shortly after is where he
worked with his Father at there families trucking company
Starks Trucking Company. He then later ventured off and
worked in machinery as a fork lift driver for many years. He
then stepped out on faith and began working in property
management with Pangea Property.
While maneuvering down his path of life he meet his Fiancée Danielle Garrett/Starks. Within this
unity Jimmy finally got want he wanted which were children. Jimmy made sure his legacy would
never die by naming them Jimmy and Jimi. He was family oriented, extremely charming, charis-
matic, funny, outgoing, adventurous, and had a need for speed. Deek loved motorcycles and nice
cars. Anyone he came in contact with him loved him right away! He was very smart and savvy. He
loved to make people laugh, and would help anyone! He loved to be love and to give love.
He had a huge heart. He was a great singer and liked to make up songs and make you laugh. He
paved the road for many, he was Selfless.. Loved playing with his kids.. A great teacher, and a fa-
ther figure for many children.... He was a lover, but was a fighter when he needed to be! Jimmy
was resilient! A man of morals. A stand up guy, a loyal friend, and an EXCELLENT FATHER! An
extrovert and loved people.. He Especially in his last months of life lived each moment with great
integrity, nothing that wasn't truly important mattered anymore, people's opinions which he cared
so much about through life became of no importance, disagreements and arguments served no
purpose, he found peace within himself.. We should use his example of integrity moving forward
through our lives, Be Love, give love, show love, forgive others, and focus on the positive.
Jumeika "Donny" Starks, Dj and Kameron
Deek, me DJ and Kam love you and will miss you. We will remember you as
a great fun uncle, and loving brother. Although it feels like you are gone way
too soon, I know that we come when God calls us. We love you brother and
Uncle Deek, thank you for your guidance".
Issac "Main" Starks
He is Gone (Remember Me)
You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he lived, You
can close your eyes and pray that he will come back, or you can open your
eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him. Or you can be full of the
love that you shared, You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone. Or you can cherish his
memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind be empty and
turn your back, Or you can do what he would want: smile, oipen your eyes
love and go on.
Jimmy "Longhaul" Starks
"Son Daddy loves you but GOD loves you more
Nick Daniel Clay
Dear Deek, The memories you are leaving behind are on of a
touched so many lives without realizing the impact that your presence could I think back over the months and moments we shared, in so many
words you were telling me this day would wasn't the type to look
for a pity party so you faded away and went in. LOVE YOU.
Jimi Monique Starks 9
Her message "I really miss you, and I hope that you are happy in heaven,
I am sad that you had to go, but I know it's for the best, I love you dad"
Jimmy “Deek" Starks lll 6
"I love you dad, and I miss you so much dad"
Danielle Garrett/Starks
"Bae, thunder buddy, my love, my king, you've made us proud, no one can do
what you did! You're a legend! I love you deeper than any words could ever
explain, thank you for being the amazing, outstanding man and father you've
been, I'm honored to have shared time with you, you changed my world for
the better! You're one of god's favorites, so as unfair as it seems, I see why he
wants you back... It's been a hell of a ride, and it's been a beautiful ride!!!
Fly high!! Forever your rider... Forever yours, forever mine, forever your
Ruby Rockett 14
" I love you so much dad. Even through hard times you did your best to make
us happy in every way you possibly could! You were and still will forever be
the best father I could ever ask for. Even though it hurts I know you're in a
better place now. I'll do my absolute best to help Jimi and jimmy like you
would and make you proud! You are the best!!"
Stephany "Pooh" Starks
"Big brother, It’s almost impossible to believe that your gone, so soon. I will
always cherish the bond we shared and your adventurous, kind and loving
spirit will always be in our hearts. You will never be forgotten. Rest easy, big
brother. I love you.
God sent his angels in to enter and close Jimmy eyes for eternal rest on April 29, 2020 at 10:22
a.m. at Strogers Hospital in Chicago.
Jimmy’s eternal loves that preceded him in death: His loving mother, Tommie Clay Starks; oldest
brother, Willie Clay Starks; grandparents, Viola and Leroy Starks and Willie B. and Inez Clay;
along with many other family members.
Jimmy leaves to cherish: His children, Jimi Monique Starks 9, Jimmy “Deek" Starks III, Ruby
Rocket 14, Fiance Danielle Garrett/Starks; Father, Jimmy “Longhaul" Starks; brothers, Issac Main
Starks, Jumeika “Donny” Starks; sister, Stephany Pooh Starks; nephew, Donny and Kameron
Starks; and nieces, Isyss and Kody Lee. Jimmy also leaves a host of aunt, uncles, cousins and
other family and friends in which he cherished and loved so dearly.
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    Wednesday April 29th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday April 29th, 2020 12:00pm
    Smith and Thomas Funeral Home
    5708 West Madison st
    CHICAGO, IL 60644
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