Jamie Franklin Conerly Jr.

Published 4:47 pm Thursday, July 31, 2014

8-1 Conerly Obit for WEBJamie (Jim) Franklin Conerly, Jr., 77, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away July 29.

He was born on May 24, 1937, in Selma, and attended Fletcher Academy, Pisgah Academy and Chilton County High School, where he met Janis Teel, his future wife of 55 years, marrying in 1959.

Conerly was a union painter and taught at a community college for a short period of time.

He owned and operated a Yamaha motorcycle dealership and was a respected drywall contractor, builder, and electrician.

His slogan was “Quality since 1955.”

He often worked with his sons, and their combined experience reached Conerly’s goal of 100 years of construction experience.

Conerly and his family joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1980 and moved to Collegedale, Tenn.

Conerly loved cars, motorcycles, and good fun. Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, GA route 60, and Highway 129 from Turner’s Corner are just a few of his favorite winding back roads through Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Conerly is survived by his wife Janis; three sons and their wives, Chip and Donna Conerly, Dale and Lynn Conerly, Matt and Tina Conerly; five grandchildren, Cullen Conerly, Harrison Conerly, Hannah Conerly, Haylee Conerly and Grace Conerly; brother, Jerre Conerly; two sisters, Carole McDonald and Jan Conerly; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 3, in the funeral home chapel with Elder Jim Herman officiating. Interment will follow in Collegedale Cemetery.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort for the family and to view the tribute.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. August 2 at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.