James Allan Bouldin

February 7, 1930June 4, 2019

Captain James (Jim) Allan Bouldin, USN (Ret.) died June 4, 2019. He was a native of Grundy County, TN and resided on Signal Mountain. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leander and Anna Margaret Schild Bouldin, several siblings and a grandson, Peter Bouldin Andersen.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane Armstrong Bouldin; daughters, Margaret (Meg) Elizabeth Bouldin White (Rick) of Ringgold, GA and Meredith Jamison Bouldin Andersen (Mike) of Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Katherine (Kit) Stephenson Turner, Ringgold, GA, Eleanor Price Andersen, James Collier Andersen and Charles Phillip Andersen, all of Dalton, GA; sister, Sara Grooms; several nieces and nephews.

Born in the Swiss Colony of Greutli, Tennessee, Jim graduated from Grundy County High School and received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Tech. He graduated from USN Officers Candidate School, spent four years on Active Duty and retired as Captain. He worked in manufacturing during his career and retired as President of Cannon Equipment Southeast, a subsidiary of Imperial Metals Industries. During retirement years he worked as a volunteer for the Department of Defense agency, supporting men and women of the armed forces.

Visitation will be from 11 AM to 1 PM Monday, June 10, 2019 at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:30 PM Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Bouldin home on Signal Mountain following the graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan Class of First Centenary United Methodist Church 419 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

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Lincoln Christensen

June 11, 2019

I believe we did some canvas work for Jim a couple years ago. He was a treat to know. I'm sure he will be missed. My best to you.

Jim Mungenast

June 9, 2019

On behalf of Tennessee's ESGR Committee, we will greatly miss Jim. He was an active volunteer with our Chattanooga Committee who did a lot to accomplish its mission of educating employers and service members alike of the rules regarding Reserve Component service members who work for employers.
Jane, we say thanks to you as well for supporting his volunteer work with us. May God comfort you, the children, and the extended family.
Jim Mungenast, Chair, Tennessee ESGR


June 7, 2019

Sending thoughts and prayers thru this difficult time.
Love Sheila, Andy & Troy Brown

Robert Crates

June 6, 2019

Jane and Family:

Jim will be sorely missed by his many friends and all who knew him. Truly an outstanding Christian and one who leaves wonderful memories of an exceptional person in all respects. I will miss traveling with him, but will always remember him with great respect and admiration. May the Peace of the Lord always be with you.

Love to all,
Bobby Crates

Wade Phillips

June 5, 2019

Jim will be missed by all who knew him. Jim was the first to step up and initiate whatever action was necessary for the good of the project or event. When traveling with Jim, he was determined to see and do everything the 'younger' guys did. I remember a trip to Germany aboard a C-5A. He was carrying 2 bags as we ascended the 'steps' (really a inclined ladder). I tried to take one of his bags but he would not hear of it. He always pulled his own 'weight'. I thought of him as a true friend; a person who would do anything for a friend. He will be greatly missed! May the many, many wonderful memories of a kind, gentle man sustain us and especially his family during this time of sorrow.