Barclay, James Jess, Jr.

World War II Navy Veteran Retired From TVA After 43 Years

Thursday, December 27, 2012
James Barclay, Jr.
James Barclay, Jr.

James Jess Barclay, Jr., 86, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, December 27, 2012 in a local health care facility.  

He was born, April 16, 1926 in Fannin County, Georgia to the late Abbey Faye & James J. Barclay, Sr.

He was a graduate of Etowah High School and was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II.  Mr. Barclay was retired from Tennessee Valley Authority after 43 years of service in the Hydro-Electric Division.  He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class and was also an Independent federal tax preparer where he developed many friendships.   

His brother, Leon Barclay and sister, Alice Watson preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Campbell Barclay, a native of Benton, Tn.; two sons, Jim (Cathy) Barclay of Chattanooga; Reed (Cindy) Barclay of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandsons, Andy, Mike, Josh, and Matthew Barclay; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel with Reverend Jim Barclay officiating. 

Burial will follow the service at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Gene Painter, Bill Bradford, James Watson, David Watson, Josh Barclay, and Matthew Barclay serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421; or Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.


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