James Timothy McClain (Tim), age 76, passed peacefully on Friday, Oct 21, 2022, at his daughters’ home in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from DeKalb High School in 1964. He worked for Days Inn, Lighthouse Christian Bookstore, Wood You and Opelika Sewing Company.

He was a member of First Baptist Church since 1988, devout Christian of the Baptist faith and attended Providence Baptist Church.

He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1968 to 1972. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, listening to music and the joy of his family.

Preceded in death by Lois and Oscar McClain and granddaughter Jacqueline Dumay. Survived by Daughter Ashley Lyons (Julie), Son Jt McClain (Maggie), Son Jonathan McClain (Jane), Daughter Elisabeth Grimes (Stetson), Daughter Katie McClain. Grandchildren: Charles Kenneth, Xavier, Tannon, Kolby, Lincoln, Ryleigh. Great Grandchildren: Camden, Ledger, Odin; Brother Doug McClain (Donna), Sister Jenny Meadows (Kevin).

Services were held at Jeffcoat Trant Funeral Home. Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Chapel Services were held Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. and a graveside followed. Family request in lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Judes Children’s Hospital in honor of Tim.


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