OBITUARY

Mr. Richard Clayton Abercrombie

March 8, 1933October 23, 2011

Richard Clayton Abercrombie, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011. He was a life long resident of Chattanooga, son of the late Hugh and Lillie Abercrombie. Richard was a graduate of McCallie School, Class of 1952 and attended Univeristy of Chattanooga. He was owner of Town and Country Properties and a member of Home Builders Association where he had served as President. He served as Board Member of Crimestoppers and was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He was also a member of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America, Lookout Mountain Region 161. He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Sandra Joyce Abercrombie; children, Clayton Abercrombie, Donna Rutherford, Debbie Parker, Brad Jackson and Jeff Jackson; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the North Chapel. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Honorable Sam Payne officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Share your thoughts and memories on line at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Mr. Richard Clayton Abercrombie

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Louise Freeman Davis

November 2, 2011

To Debbie and family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I remember him fondly

Kathy Johnson-Harvey

October 29, 2011

I loved your collection of racing memorabilia. The gathering you had at your office this past year brought back great memories of my racing family. Never forget the times Daddy and Mother took us over to your house and us kids slid down the carpeted steps to the room below. Never laughed so much in my entire life. Mother and Daddy thought so much of you and your family. Thanks for all the memories you shared with me at the get together. Now you are with Mother and Daddy.

Jeff Coe

October 27, 2011

I only had the priveledge of knowing Richard for about five years or so through the Antique car club...He always knew me by name and always had something nice to say...A truly nice man and a gentleman...My prayers are with the family. Jeff Coe Rossvile , Georgia

October 26, 2011

Clayton, Angie, and family....We are so sorry to hear about Richard's passing. We are out of town and just found out this afternoon about it. Our prayers and sympathies are extended to you and the whole family in this time of sorrow. Richard will be greatly missed by many, many people. Sorry we could not be there to share our sorrow with you.

LeBron & Cherry Griffith

October 26, 2011

Clayton, Angie, and family....We are so sorry to hear about Richard's passing. We are out of town and just found out this afternoon about it. Our prayers and sympathies are extended to you and the whole family in this time of sorrow. Richard will be greatly missed by many, many people. Sorry we could not be there to share our sorrow with you.

Katherine Adcox

October 26, 2011

Sandra & Family, my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. May God bless you with guidance and strenght.
Katherine Adcox

Fletcher Sims

October 26, 2011

Richard was my landlord, but much more than that, a true friend. I miss the days of a "handshake contract"; his word being his bond. I will miss the lunches that always fulfilled the part of me that appreciates good conversation. I pray for the family (including Tony) that the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Barbara Russell

October 26, 2011

Clayton & family.....I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. My heart goes out to you and yours. I wish I could be there to give you all a hug. It's a hard thing to deal with but the love of your family & friends will help you through. If there's anything at all that I can do for you, please let me know. Hugs---Barbara (Jacobs) Russell, & family

October 26, 2011

Clayton & Angie & family, I am so sorry to read of your father's passing. Please know that I am praying for your family, I didn't know about this in time to come by the funeral home so I am sending hugs to you through the air. I lost my father in June of this year, and I know it's a hard thing to go through. If there's anything at all that I can do for you, please let me know. Barbara (Jacobs) Russell, and family

Tom Kennedy

October 26, 2011

Sandra, Clayton,Donna,Debbie, Brad ,Jeff Joan O Sue and I spent some memorable times with Richard and Bob O and we thank the Lord for. friends, like Richard,and Bob O. loved by all that knew them. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. God bless you. Tom and Sue Kennedy