James Melvin Herbert Sr.

June 12, 1943May 18, 2020

James “Jim” Herbert went to his heavenly home on May 18, 2020.

He was born in Sidney, Ohio on June 12, 1943 and passed away peacefully in his sleep in Rossville, GA on May 18, 2020.

After graduation, Jim worked as an electrician in several locations in Ohio, Kansas and Louisiana.

Jim is survived by his 6 children: Jimmy Herbert, Jr of Kansas, Paul (Kate) Herbert of Kansas, Ron Hammons of Texas, Rhonda Lewis of Mississippi, Randy (Margie) Herbert of Texas, Shelly Stein of Texas, 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, his brothers: Jerry (Ethel) Herbert and Kenny (Carolyn) Herbert both of Ohio, 2 sisters: Janice (Loren) Britt of Ohio, Carolyn (Dan) Cregan of Florida and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Charles & Lillian Louise Herbert, 3 brothers Larry Hodges of Arkansas, Robert “Bob” Hodges of Ohio, Edward Herbert of Ohio, 1 sister, Jean Sloan of Kansas, and 1 grandson Cristian Hammons of Texas.

Jim enjoyed fishing and car racing and spent many hours in his own racecar on many tracks. NASCAR was his favorite sport and he spent many hours watching it. As an electrician and mechanic there was nothing that he couldn’t fix, although after his “repairs” he usually had a bucket of parts left over that “he didn’t need”.

Jim loved to laugh and have fun. If you were around him, you couldn’t help but smile. He will be greatly missed by so many who knew and loved him.

Jim – We will see you again in heaven!

Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Chapel, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404. (423)265-4414.

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June 3, 2020

I graduated with Jim in 1962 and have many memories of Jim including being at his home many times..Jim and I were in the high school driver's education class together and when Jim drove I knew we would probably be exceeding the speed limit,,Jim was always smiling and was a very "neat" guy to be around...RIP my friend....

Jerry Winegard

May 24, 2020

I remember him from many years ago through Rhonda Lewis, his daughter. I always liked Jim and it caused my heart to skip a beat when I heard of his passing. You will be missed. Rest in peace, my friend... the day of the return of Jesus Christ is soon, and we shall meet once again.

Elizabeth Misskelley

May 19, 2020

We all know how much he embarrassed me the first night I met him. He was truly a joy to visit. Many hugs to all of you and I’m sure he is driving a new truck.


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