@ChrisYoungMusic RIP Little Jimmy Dickens… Loved fishing with you, loved your music, and loved you as a person most… http://instagram.com/p/xX1f4UHv-m/
@billengvall Was saddened to hear the news of the passing of Little Jimmy D. He was always so nice to me when I had the chances to meet. RIP buddy.
@dustinlynch Celebrating Little Jimmy Dickens tonight….what an honor spending time and sharing the stage with him
@littletexasband The few times we’ve played the Opry, we’ve always been there on a night with Little Jimmy Dickens. What a sweet, funny man. My favorite quote was this one on his 88th birthday, “You know you’re 88 when you see a pretty girl in a bikini and your Pacemaker makes the garage door go up.”
We always wanted to have a picture made with him, but it always seemed like when we had our photo taken with an older Opry star, they died within a few weeks. Therefore, we would never have our photo taken with Jimmy. We wanted him to last forever.
Well, today Jimmy went to his final resting place at the age of 94 and we hope when he got there God gave him the stature to match his big heart and his big ol’ J-200.
We’ll miss you, James Cecil Dickens.
@MarkWillsmusic @LilJimDickens @opry So saddened to hear of the passing of my friend. God bless you Jimmy and rest in peace sir!
@RodneyAtkins Prayers & love to @LilJimDickens family, friends & fans! A true talent & always welcoming when we played the @Opry! #Legend!
@jamesotto So sad. RIP Little Jimmy.
@JimmyWayne 6:44 pm CDT was setting up a camera & HEARD THAT .@LilJimDickens PASSED. #RIP
@RandyHouser Just heard Little Jimmy Dickens passed away. What a life of 94 years. Rest in peace and thank u for being good to us young bucks.
@Kimwilliamspais Rest in peace, sweet #JimmyDickens It was an honor to call you friend.
@darrylworley We love you Little Jimmy. Heaven will never be the same.
@stevewariner So sad to report I lost my good friend Little Jimmy Dickens today. Prayers for Mona and his daughters please.
@reba Rest in peace Little Jimmy. Thanks for all the smiles, great music and your big loving heart.… http://instagram.com/p/xX2knroRRw/
@DanAndShay We had the honor of meeting Little Jimmy Dickens last year when we made our @opry debut. Country music lost one of its greats today. RIP!
@katiearmiger So very sad to hear about the passing of @liljimdickens. He introduced me on the night of my @opry… http://instagram.com/p/xX2RYizXv4/
@ericpaslay Heartbroken to hear of the loss of @LilJimDickens . I’ll forever be grateful for your kind words at the @opry
@TyHerndoncom My condolences to Little Jimmy Dickens family. My prayers go out to them all. He shall be greatly missed. http://instagram.com/p/xX1r0sgWRe/
And…. His dear friend, Brad Paisley probably said it best of all….
@BradPaisley It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my hero and friend today. I loved you Jimmy.
As the sun sets on this planet tonight, for the first time in 94 years it is without my hero, Little Jimmy Dickens.
Why was he my hero? Jimmy made more out of his time in earth than anyone I’ve ever known; an incredible life in every measurable way. Longevity? Yes, practically unheard of. Faith? Totally and wholeheartedly. Humor? There was no one funnier, or with a better sense of it. A true entertainer? The best I’ve ever seen. Charm? Unmatched. Love? This was a big one. I think he loved everyone he ever met, and if not, he never let it be known. More importantly, I think everyone who ever met him loved him instantly…and forever. Romance? He and Mona had the most romantic story I’ve ever heard. Check it out sometime. Friendship? Well I can honestly say he was the best friend any human being could ask for. Bar none.
Much will be said and written about his incredible and unique place in Country Music history. Which could fill a book. But that isn’t how I’ll remember him. I will remember the human being that best check-marked all the boxes of a complete and wonderful life. My hero.
Do not mourn Little Jim. Celebrate him. Relive and share the memories. Aspire to be like him. And above all, laugh at the punchlines, the craziness, and the way he so gracefully made this planet a funnier, better, richer place while he was alive. And in doing so, will continue to for years to come.