OBITUARY

James Roger Upton

December 16, 1957September 11, 2021

James Roger Upton It is with great sadness that the family of James (Jim) Upton announce his passing on Sept 11. “Jimmy” was a skilled machinist for Brock Candy, (Brach) Chattanooga, TN 37 years and after the plant moved to Mexico he took his talents to IAC in Dayton, TN retiring in 2019. Jim had a lot of respect and love for his fellow machinists and was grateful for many who provided mentorship. He was proceeded in death by his father Morris (Jack) Upton and niece Nina Clift Depriest. Jim is survived by his daughter Lauren Upton, granddaughter Jamesly Upton, mother Violette Upton, Sisters Jane (Craig) Dudley, JoAnne (Don) Clift, niece Christina (Joe) Mikhail , great nephews, Noah, Ezra, Gabriel and great niece Hannah. The family would like to thank Dr. John Laramore (Memorial Hospital) and Dr. FrankTrundle, DDS for their lifelong care of Jim. Visitation will be at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Friday -17, 5-8PM and service Saturday 9-18, 09:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to erlangerfoundation.org.,

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Commital

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Jaime Tones

September 15, 2021

Jimmy, you will be forever in our hearts. We are devastated at the thought of not seeing you on earth any longer. We will however see you on down the road.... We will get in our cars and cruise around heaven! Until then, rest easy dear friend. ~~Bob and Jaime Grissom

Robert Harris

September 15, 2021

I'm so sad to hear about jimmy I worked with Jimmy for many years at Brock candy as a electrician with a local contractor and became good friends with him over the years he was a very smart and talented machinest he will greatly be missed

Tammy Elam

September 14, 2021

Jimmy, you are always in my heart.
This is devastating to me and we're all experiencing this great loss.
(shocked/saddened/heartbroken.)
My thought and prayers to Violette, JoAnne, and Jane.
We love you'll
The Elam: Tammy, Linda, and Jerry

Lauren Upton

September 14, 2021

Dad, I miss and love you so very much! Jamesly will always remember you and We will never forget about you. You are at peace now. Can't wait to see you again! Love you..love you..love you.- Love Always Lauren

Pam Barley

September 14, 2021

Worked with Jim at IAC He was such a kind and considerate man Always telling us stories about his travels You will be missed my friend

Biography

James Roger Upton
It is with great sadness that the family of James "Jim" Upton announce his passing on Sept 11.
“Jimmy” was a skilled machinist for Brock Candy, (Brach) Chattanooga, TN 37 years and after the plant moved to Mexico he took his talents to IAC in Dayton, TN retiring in 2019. Jim had a lot of respect and love for his fellow machinists and was grateful for many who provided mentorship.
He was proceeded in death by his father Morris "Jack" Upton and niece Nina Clift Depriest.
Jim is survived by his daughter Lauren Upton, granddaughter Jamesly Upton, mother Violette Upton,
Sisters Jane (Craig) Dudley, JoAnne (Don) Clift, niece Christina (Joe) Mikhail
, great nephews, Noah, Ezra, Gabriel and great niece Hannah.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Laramore (Memorial Hospital)
and Dr. FrankTrundle, DDS for their lifelong care of Jim.
Visitation will be at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Friday -17, 5-8PM and service Saturday 9-18, 09:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to erlangerfoundation.org.,