Jimmie Allen is mourning the loss of his father, fondly referred to as "Big Jim," who died late last week. Jimmie shared the news of his loss on social media on Friday (September 20th) writing, "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.
There are no details about Jimme's dad's death or funeral plans, but the singer reportedly performed his scheduled shows over the weekend.