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James Wilson McRae

July 6, 1932 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 87)

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James W. (Jim) McRae, 87 of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

He was born in High Point, NC on July 6, 1932 to the late Scott and Ellen McRae.  Jim graduated from Allen Jay High School and was a Korean Conflict veteran.  He was a talented furniture designer, manufacturer and sales man.  Jim was an outgoing person and one who never met a stranger. Jim loved his Tennessee Walking Horses.

He was preceded in death by his a sister, Sarah Francis Griffin.

Jim is survived by his daughters, Joan (William) Adair, Cindy McRae and Janice (Jack) Adams; sister, Barbara Johnson; granddaughter, Jacqueline Adams and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will take place at a later date.  Jim was buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family would like to thank Sarah and Ruby with Hospice of Chattanooga.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive # 6, Chattanooga, TN 37421, in honor of Jim.

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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.  

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Hospice of Chattanooga
4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga TN 37416
Tel: 1-423-892-4289

Alzheimer's Association
7625 Hamilton Park Drive # 6,, Chattanooga TN 37421

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