Eberle, Jim

Saturday, September 7, 2002

Former City Commissioner Jim Eberle died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the age of 78.

Mr. Eberle was city commissioner for public utilities from 1974-1986.

He was also the founder of Quality Tire Center on Cherokee Boulevard in North Chattanooga. It is now owned by his son, Tom Eberle. Another son, Rick Eberle, also works in the family business. A daughter, Nancy Eberle Howard, is the bookkeeper. Another son, Jim, is a financial officer in Charlotte, N.C. Another son, Bill, is in the tire wholesale business here.

Mr. Eberle was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1923. He became a salesman with a tire firm and was assigned to Atlanta. He often visited Chattanooga on his sales route, and he decided in 1957 to relocate here and start his own tire business.

He was a longtime member of the Sertoma Club and served as its president at one time. He was also active in the Catholic Serra organization as well as the City Salesmen Club.

He attended St. Jude's Catholic Church with his wife, Pauline.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Bob Hofstetter officiating.

The interment will follow the service in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or School, Notre Dame High School, the Serra Club, or a charity of choice.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 153.



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