McGill, Wallace Cleveland, Jr.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Wallace McGill, Jr.
Wallace McGill, Jr.

Wallace Cleveland McGill, Jr., D.Min., of Chattanooga, died on January 9, 2013.  He was 84.

Born on July 24, 1928 in Wiggins, Mississippi to Wallace C. and Vera G.  McGill, he was a graduate of George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Wallace pastored Rolling Fields Baptist in Jeffersonville, In.; First Baptist Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Second Avenue Rome, Ga., First Baptist Cartersville, Ga., and Flintstone Georgia Baptist; Oakwood Baptist Chattanooga and East Ridge Baptist, where he retired from his 60+ years of pastoral ministry.  He continued to be very active at First Baptist as a teacher in the Waters Class while participating in many other FBC activities.

His ministry was about people and he was ever the humble servant with a passion for service and the needs of others.  Dr. McGill was recognized as a progressive Baptist leader mindful of opportunities to minister in innovative ways. An avid reader, he felt it was essential to be attuned to the role of the church in the community and how best to be a beacon of hope and ministry.  The wisdom he displayed through the spoken word and expressions of humor was evidence of the spiritual foundation he thought essential.

The youngest of his parent’s children, Wallace was preceded in death by his loving sisters, Madge Doris and Mary Hatten, and faithful brothers, Harmon and Woodrow.

Wallace and his wife of 61 years Marjorie Ruth Wilson were married in Old Hickory, Tn., where he served on the ministerial staff of First Baptist.  In addition to Marjorie, he will be greatly missed by his children Timothy and Kathy McGill of McMinnville, Tn., and their children, Joseph (Whitney and daughter Emery), Elisabeth and Jonathan; Andrew and Mary McGill of Chattanooga, and their children, Cathryn and Philip; Charlie and Laura Cooper of Chattanooga, and their children, Natalie and Loftin.  He will be dearly missed by his extended family and countless friends from his many pastorates.

Wallace and Marjorie enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family and dear friends.  He took special joy in his trips to the Holy Land and was a passionate fan of his Volunteers. A Kiwanian, he was honored to be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Downtown Rotary Club.

A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Golden Gateway with Dr. Thomas Quisenberry officiating. Members of the Waters Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.    

Visitation will be held from noon until the service in the Narthex at First Baptist and for one half hour following.  A private family burial will follow. 

Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (Atlanta) or Baptists Today (Macon, Ga.).

Visit www.heritage.com to share words of comfort to his family.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

 



Bacon, Joyce Ann

Joyce Ann Bacon, age 75,  went home to be with her Lord Saturday, April 21, 2018.  She was born August 13, 1942, in Chattanooga to the late John Frank and Cora Ruth Harden.  Joyce was a longtime member of Woodland Park Baptist Church. Her brother, John Frank Harden, Jr. preceded her in death. Survivors include her four children and their spouses, ... (click for more)

Myers, Conner

Conner Myers, 21, of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from injuries sustained in an auto accident, while traveling to work. Conner loved life and was a joy to be around as he was very intelligent, funny, and kind. Left to cherish his memory are his girlfriend, Deshae McGee; parents, Chris Myers of Harrison, and Jennifer Myers of Chattanooga; sister, Lynae ... (click for more)

Tipton, Naomi Louise (Dayton)

Naomi Louise Tipton, 75, of Dayton died Friday afternoon, April 20, 2018, at her home. She was born March 30, 1943, in Dayton to the late Jess Mickel and Nola (Webb) Mickel. She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Jess Mickel Jr., Melvin Mickel, Johnny Mickel, and her sister Maxine Mickel. Naomi was a resident of Dayton for most of her life. She was a cook for area ... (click for more)

Bandy, Thomas "T" (Cleveland)

Thomas “T” Bandy, 84, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Friday April 20, 2018. T was born on Sept. 23, 1933, to the late Carl and Nellie Bandy. He grew up a dairy farmer, before beginning to work as a salesman for Bunny Bread in the early 1960s. T then got a job at the Bradley County Co-op, and he stayed there for 38 years. Many also knew T from his time taking ... (click for more)

TBI Puts Man Who Killed 4 At Waffle House On Its "10 Most Wanted" List

A man who killed four people and injured two others at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday morning is still on the loose and has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list. He was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Ill., was arrested last year when he was in a restricted area at the White House in Washington, D.C. Reinking ... (click for more)

Dayton Teen Arrested After Running From Deputies On Highway 60; Passenger Caught With Drugs

Hamilton County Sheriff deputies caught up with a Dayton teen who drove off at a high rate of speed on Highway 60 on Sunday afternoon. A passenger in the vehicle was caught with drugs. At approximately  5 p.m. , deputies observed a white Chrysler 200 traveling south in the 7800 block of Highway 60 at a high rate of speed. The driver was improperly passing other vehicles ... (click for more)