James "Jim" Harold Hulsey Sr.

April 5, 1924April 29, 2018

Jim Hulsey, Sr., 94 of Signal Mountain, Tennessee passed away on April 29, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was a retired General Contractor who was well known throughout the Chattanooga construction community. Jim served his country in the United States Navy and was a WWII submarine veteran. He completed three war patrols in the South Pacific. Jim served as commander and was also very active in the Submarine Veterans of WWII. Jim was recognized by the Navy as the oldest submarine veteran in the state of Tennessee. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf until his health prevented him from participating. He loved construction and would often just visit construction sites to just simply watch. Left behind to cherish Jim’s memory are his two children, James (Pam) Hulsey, Jr., Ooltewah, TN., and Darleen Hulsey, Signal Mountain, TN., grandchildren, James (Shauna) Hulsey, III, Citrus Springs, FL., Destiny (Kale) Martin and Brittany Hulsey, both of Asheville, NC., great-granddaughter, Kiera Hulsey, Citrus Springs, FL., step-children, Hall Reynolds, Chattanooga, TN., and Ellen (Jim) McClure, Ringgold, GA. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held graveside at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Margaret Ferguson officiating. He will be laid to rest with full military honors. The family wishes to express a special thanks to his caregivers, Jennifer Longwith and Deva Holdson. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contribution be made in Jim’s memory to either Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of Chattanooga. Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • A Celebration of Jim's Life Thursday, May 3, 2018

James "Jim" Harold Hulsey Sr.

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Tabby Camp

May 3, 2018

Jim was a very special man to me! He was one of the four men that I use to take care of at McDonald's! He was one of the sweetest men that I have ever met! He was kind and was always there for you! Jim, you will be greatly missed! It was my pleasure knowing you and serving you! You were like family to me! Your family will be in my prayers! Rest easy buddy!

connie Weathers

May 3, 2018


We send our love and prayers to you and your family.

John & Connie Weathers

James Hulsey

May 2, 2018

I have so many great memories with my Grandpa Jim such as fishing trips to Blue Springs, sleepovers at Grandpa and Grandma's house, and holiday celebrations with the whole family. I always enjoyed our times spent together grilling out and working on projects around the house. I will fondly remember all our car rides together where he showed me the places from his youth and pointed out all the buildings in Chattanooga that he built himself. I am glad for all those times he woke me up at the crack of dawn to go eat breakfast with him and his buddies at McDonalds. We had a lot of good times together on those mornings. Recently, it has been a great blessing to watch our family grow and for them to be able make some great memories with Grandpa Jim also. Grandpa loved Shauna and Keira so much and made them feel right at home with each visit. We are all so proud to call him our Grandpa and will cherish the wonderful memories with him. We love you, Grandpa! - James Hulsey, Grandson