Carlos Ray McClendon, 49, of East Brainerd, died on June 29, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Carlos was retired from Nissan North American in 2008 due to declining health after 10 years of service.
He was an avid lover of off shore boat racing with the “Pirate Racing Team.” He was a member of the World of Wheels.
Carlos was an active member at Grace Works Church where he enjoyed doing the church barbecues.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Angela Levi McClendon; sons, Tucker Chase McClendon, Jacob “Jake” Mark Gilley; daughter, Kaitlin Marie Gilley; all of Chattanooga; father and step-mother, David and Dianne McClendon; brother, Cliff McClendon all of Birchwod, Tn.; uncles and aunts, Jerry (Terrye) McClendon, Donetta (Sam) Amberson, RuthAnne McClendon; Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Carolyn Levi; his dearest friends at Pirate Racing Team, Dale Avans, David, Martha and Travis Denham.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, at Graceworks Church , 6445 Lee Highway with Dr. Bill Owens and Reverend Eric Johnson officiating.
Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.
Contributions may be sent to Graceworks Church, 6445 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421 for the family to help with medical expenses incurred during Carlos’s years of illness.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 1, from 4-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, and from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Graceworks Church.