OBITUARY

Mr. James Jess Barclay Jr.

April 16, 1926December 27, 2012

James Jess Barclay, Jr., age 86, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. He was born, April 16, 1926 in Fannin County, Georgia to the late Abbey Faye & James J. Barclay, Sr.

He was a graduate of Etowah High School and was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II. Mr. Barclay was retired from Tennessee Valley Authority after 43 years of service in the Hydro-Electric Division. He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class and was also an Independent Federal Tax Preparer where he developed many friendships.

His brother, Leon Barclay and sister, Alice Watson preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Campbell Barclay, a native of Benton, Tennessee; two sons, Jim (Cathy) Barclay of Chattanooga; Reed (Cindy) Barclay of Charlotte, North Carolina; 4 grandsons, Andy, Mike, Josh, and Matthew Barclay; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel with Rev. Jim Barclay officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Gene Painter, Bill Bradford, James Watson, David Watson, Josh Barclay, and Matthew Barclay serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421; or Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2012
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Mr. James Jess Barclay Jr.

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Dan & Gloria Griffis

January 12, 2013

Jim, so sorry to hear of the last loss of your dad. God bless you all. Blessings, Dan & Gloria Griffis and family: Danny & Jen (7 kids) and Jeremy & Tisha (2 kids)

December 31, 2012

JIM ,SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR DAD.MY DAD STILL BRAGS ABOUT JESS BEING HIS SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER IN BENTON.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY IN THIS LOSS . RK AND LINDA CAMPBELL(DUCKTOWN,TN)

December 31, 2012

It was in the 60's that Jess forged a friendship with our family.He was one of the most caring and kindest gentlemen. May God bless your family.
DeWayne & Yvonne Morgan Ringgold Ga.

December 30, 2012

Aunt Mary, Jim, and Reed, Words cannot express my sadness about Uncle Jesse. I am so sorry I cannot be there. I'm remembering so many good things right now and I'm so glad I got the chance to see him last December,although I wish it had been under different circumstances. We are praying for you....much love to you all. Shea, Phil, Ellen and Dan. Atmore, Al.

Lisa Wells Taylor

December 29, 2012

Mary, Jim and Reed, Your father was one of the kindest men I ever knew. He was a strong pillar in the life of my family. Be blessed as we keep you in our prayers this week while you celebrate his life and his homecoming in the presence of the Savior. I am perfectly sure that my daddy is really glad to see him!

Sofia Vasconcelos

December 29, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

December 28, 2012

YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.
ALFREDIA RHODES
CHATTANOOGA, TN.

Bill Haines

December 28, 2012

Reed, I am very sorry to hear about the death of your father. This is one of the unpleasant things we have to do as our parents age. Just know we are thinking about you, Cindy , and the kids. Peace be with you and your family.

Frank and Lynn Drewry

December 28, 2012

Mary, you and Jess are in so many of our treasured memories from the last 50 years. We shall always remember the happy times! We share your sorrow and pray God's special comfort to you and the family in this difficult time. Jess was one of the best and he will be missed! We love you.
Lynn and Frank

Sheila Standifer

December 28, 2012

You are in my thoughts and prayers.