James C. Beach

October 17, 1933May 25, 2014

Retired Master Sargent, James C. Beach, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014.

He was a Veteran of 23 years in the US Air Force and served during Vietnam. He was also a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was retired from Newton Chevrolet. Jim had an immense love for his family, especially his grandchildren, and a soft spot for animals.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Theresa J. Beach; two daughters, Debbie Harris and Lisa Spurlock; one son, Joe (Julie) Beach; and six grandchildren, Tyler (Kate) Spurlock, Jacksonville, FL, Chase Spurlock, Savannah Spurlock, Ryan Harris, Drew Beach and Luke Beach.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 27, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Hwy 153.

Graveside services will follow at 1:30 PM at Chattanooga National Cemetery on Bailey Avenue with Father Charlie Burton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 27, 2014
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Gail Williams

May 28, 2014

Dear Joe and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult and sad time. Please know that even though I am not there I hold you all in my heart. May God bless each and everyone of you with peace and comfort.


Gail & Cleve Williams

David Leatherwood

May 28, 2014

Joe and Family, I am so sorry to here about the loss of your Dad. He was truly a person that I will miss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

May 27, 2014

Dear Lisa,
we are so sorry to hear about your terrible loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts. Please know we are here for you, if you need anything.
With love,
Kevin and Kat Smith

May 27, 2014

Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I so remember him, he was so friendly and kind. My heart goes out to you and the family. Remember, you will see him again one day.

Clara Odmann

Alice Barbee

May 27, 2014

I'm so sorry about Mr.Beach, my thoughts and prayers are with you today as your loved one is laid to rest.I'm so sorry I can't be there for you but I have to work.Love you guys and if there is anything I can do let me know.

Conda Hysell

May 27, 2014

Lisa and family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. We think of you and talk of you often. Thank you for all that you did for Caleb so many years ago. May the Lord bless and comfort you all in the days ahead. With much love and deepest sympathy, Conda Hysell and Caleb Hysell and Alene Smith

Maria Arndt

May 27, 2014

My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family..Maria

M.W. (Buster) Evans

May 27, 2014

Though I never actually met Mr Beach in person I have spoken with him on occasion, and Heard so much about Him and his family through my niece (Julie Beach) and her Mother (my sister Belinda).
I offer my deepest sympathies to the family in this time of loss and my prayer is that their grief be soon replaced by the precious memories that were made and shared with Mr Beach during his Life. God Bless you all Buster