James Robert Burnum

February 5, 1934May 13, 2014

James Robert Burnum, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his home James worked as a General Labor with Atlas Company. He was of the Baptist Faith. James was a member of the VFW Post 4848 and American Legions Post 95. James served in the United States Air force. James is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ressie Burnum; three Brothers Roy, Kenneth and Hubert Burnum James is survived by his wife Shirley Burnum; sons Michael and Mark Burnum; sister Catherine (Cat) and Henry Potter. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 15,2014 from 4-7 pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel and on Friday from 10:30 until time of serivce Funeral services for James will be conducted at11am on Friday, May 16, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with Henry Pottor and Jerry Watkins officiating Entombment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens In lieu of flowers memorial contribution can be made to Hearth Hospice, 1800 Rossville Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408 Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 16, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, May 16, 2014

James Robert Burnum

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Todd & Sadina Smalley

May 15, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let us know.

May 14, 2014

i am so sorry for your loss. you will be in my thoughts and prayers in this time of need lorri roark