James Blakemore

James Blakemore

Wednesday May 28th, 1952 - Monday October 12th, 2020
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James Greenwood Blakemore of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed on Monday, October 12, 2020 at home. He was born May 28, 1952 and was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga.

He was a member of the Orchard Knob Baptist Church where he participated in the Harold K. Lester Choir, The Male Chorus and the Gospel Choir. He enjoyed tinkering with things, singing, and working. He was a graduate of Riverside High School, class of 1970. James was employed by Red Food Store Chain, Erlanger Hospital and was currently working for Parkridge Medical Center when he passed.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Robert and Nancy Blakemore; aunt, Jane Davenport; brother, Charles Marbury; and uncle, Herman Davenport. He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings and cousins; Robert (Sherita) Blakemore, Clara Smith, Samuel Blakemore, Cynthia Blakemore, Nathan Blakemore and Frederick Marbury; cousins, Herman (Elaine) Davenport, Cleo Tumlin, Robert (Janine) Davenport; special friend and brother, Lutrell (Loretta) Brown ; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family visitation will be held at John P. Franklin 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday, October 24, 2020 followed by a celebration of life graveside funeral service at 1:00 pm. Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Gracelia Moore

Posted at 06:39pm
Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family of my Riverside High School classmate. May the comfort of the Lord Jesus be with you.

Ronnie Gibbs

Posted at 09:59am
I Truly Had A Friend In James Blakemore He LOVE Christ And We Both Help Each Other In Hard Time Of Our Life He Taught Me Alot And Did'nt Knon It I LOVE And Will Miss And My Dear Friend PRAYING For Comfort For The Family. Ronnie " Fatboy " Gibbs

Robert Brown Posted at 04:32pm

James (Sam) was a kind-hearted and good friend! He was more like a brother to my brother, Lutrell, along with his cousin Herman Davenport. I remember good days of basketball and friendly conversation. James was truly a Christian! May he rest in Jesus!

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