Jimmie DeRamus, the proprietor of Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry in Alexandria and the star of the reality TV show “Cajun Pawn Stars,” died early July 13, 2023, in Houston.
DeRamus, also known as “Big Daddy,” died at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston. He was 71.
According to an obituary posted on the pawn shop’s Facebook page by his daughter, Tammie DeRamus Credeur, the Alexandria native was in Houston due to a “rare form of cancer with multiple complications.”
In 1985, he and his wife, Peggy DeRamus, launched the Lee Street location. It expanded over the years to 20,000 square feet and contained normal pawn shop merchandise, collectibles, and other items.
DeRamus was injured in an airplane crash and lost his youngest son, Chad DeRamus, in a plane accident in October 2006. Peggy DeRamus and their son’s wife also suffered injuries in the collision.
The pilot had to make an emergency landing in a pasture because of an engine problem. He tried to stop the plane before it impacted the trees but was unsuccessful.
“Cajun Pawn Stars” debuted on the History Channel in January 2012. Throughout 52 episodes, the show follows DeRamus and his family members at the pawn store.
The obituary mentions that “Fans of the show came from everywhere to meet the cast. Jimmie loved meeting each one of them, and you never met Jimmie without leaving with a story!”
DeRamus leaves behind his 50-year-old wife, a daughter, a son named Jon Jason DeRamus, and a brother named Johnnie DeRamus. He also leaves behind six grandsons and four great-grandsons.
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How Much Money Does Jimmie DeRamus Have?
Jimmie’s net worth was estimated to be around $4 million. When he was a child, the pawn shop proprietor began collecting art and antiques.
He turned his interest into a profitable business. Jimmie subsequently became an antiques specialist, traveling throughout the country in search of unique items.
The Silver Dollar Pawn Shop, where he works, is said to hold over 100,000 items. Jimmie served as president of the Louisiana Pawnbrokers Association.
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