OBITUARY

Jack L. Frost

Passed away on June 19, 2020
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Chattanooga businessman, Jack Frost (90), passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 19, 2020. His life was a testament to hard work, determination, and steadfast commitment to moving forward, especially in the midst of challenging times. Jack was truly an entrepreneur and held the position of Chairman of the Board of several of the companies that he founded or acquired, including Tuftco Corp., Trade-Finance International, Inc., Mitchell Industrial Tire Co., Inc., Professional Industrial Tire Co., Inc., and Management Strategies, Inc. In 2006, he was inducted into the University of Chattanooga College of Business Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Jack began his career with the American National Bank and Trust Company and as an accounting instructor in the Evening College of the University of Chattanooga. He later was Treasurer of Tennessee Paper Mills. He has been a CPA since 1955 and with his brother, Jim, founded the firm of Frost and Frost in 1963. He left the firm in 1969 to start Tuftco Corp.

Jack graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1952 with a BS degree in Business and continued his education with graduate work at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Red Bank Baptist Church was Jack’s church home for more than 80 years. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior there in 1940, at the age of 10, when evangelist, Arthur Fox, came to RBBC. As an adult, he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

He had a desire to help children who found themselves in challenging circumstances, and was a strong supporter of organizations that worked to help those children, including Bethel Bible Village, Bible in the Schools, and the Orphanage Emmanuel located in Guaimaca, Honduras.

Jack was preceded in death by his devoted loving wife of 62 years, Charlotte, his parents Mildred “Sally” Frost and Chester Frost, former Hamilton County Judge, and son-in- law, Mike Bishop.

He is survived by son Steve (Lisa) Frost, daughter, Susan Bishop and brother Jim (Lavone) Frost. He is also survived by grandchildren Amy (John) Haddock, Jonathan (Lindsey) Frost, David (Maggie) Bishop, Will (Megan) Bishop, and Ben Bishop; and great- grandchildren Charlotte Ann, Eli, and Grace Haddock and Laney, Sally, and Molly Frost.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 23rd from 12-2 pm at Red Bank Baptist Church. The funeral will be at the church Tuesday at 2 pm with Rev. Bill Harvey officiating. Private family Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park (Duck Pond). We respectfully request that social distancing and all CDC Covid-19 measures be adhered to. Masks will be optional.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Red Bank Baptist Church,4000 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415 and Orphanage Emmanuel, 715 Moores Mill Dr., Auburn, AL 36830.

Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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The Chattanooga Half Century Club

June 24, 2020

Members of The Chattanooga Half Century Club sends you our condolences for your loss.
May God bless the family.

Sue Culpepper

June 23, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family in the loss of such a great man, father and business leader. I regret not being able to attend the funeral due to illness in my family where I am a caregiver. Mr. Frost was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. My prayers for the family in love and healing.

--Sue Culpepper, UTC

Linda Bailey

June 22, 2020

Jack spoke with honor, integrity and faith. My prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed by many and remembered for the great man he was.

Linda Bailey

Frank and Dorothy Jump

June 22, 2020

Dorothy and I are holding you and your family in our prayers and thoughts in this season of bereavement. May that peace of Christ that reaches beyond our understanding keep you all. Frank and Dorothy Jump

Larry Webb

June 22, 2020

Thank you Jack for your devoted leadership and advice for the last 40 years. With out your total support Pro Tire would not have been the strong reality that it is today. I can still hear you telling me to "just keep plugging away" when I needed encouragment or advice.

But above all the business related support, your frindship has been and will always be the most powerful part of our relationship!

Rest in peace my dear friend!

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