US Marine Corps

Joseph Fountain Timberlake Jr.

January 1, 1926 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 93)


Joseph Fountain Timberlake Jr, 93, of Signal Mountain died Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Joe graduated from Chattanooga (City) High School.

He served three years in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for being wounded in action at Okinawa in 1945.  He was honorably discharged March 2, 1946.

Joe then attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Law School on the GI bill.  He received his law degree in August 1951, finishing first in his class.  He enjoyed a successful general civil law practice in Chattanooga for 68 years including being admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of the United States Supreme Court in 1967.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Watson Timberlake, Sr and sister, Mary Evelyn Orr.

He is survived by his son, Joseph Fountain Timberlake, III; daughter, Suzanna Timberlake Baker; grandsons, Joseph Fountain Timberlake, IV and Theodore Francis Baker, III; and granddaughter, Bonny Suzanna Baker.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:00 pm in the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (

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Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11-1 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

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November 26, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Graveside Service
November 26, 2019

2:00 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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