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Jimmy Clayton Allison

April 1, 1943 ~ May 18, 2021 (age 78)






Jimmy Clayton Allison, 78, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

He was the son of the late Bobbie and E.C. Allison.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Allison.  

Jimmy moved to the Sweetens Cove community as a young boy and called it home for the remainder of his life.  He attended South Pittsburg High School and Tennessee Technical University.  For over 35 years, he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority and retired in 2003.  He was a devoted son, husband and father. He was an avid hunter and fisherman for many years.  He enjoyed gardening and his endless annual bounties fed many friends and family.  He rescued many animals over the years and never met a person he was not willing to help.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margie Harris Allison and their two children, Jenny Perry (Sam) of Lancaster, PA and Eli Allison of South Pittsburg, TN; two beloved grandchildren, Charlie and Porter Perry and three “just like” grandchildren Hunter and Seth McClain of Jasper, TN and Katie Rector Pressnell of Kimball, TN.  He is also survived his brother, David Allison (Emliy), brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ernie and Connie Harris and niece Keely Allison of Austin, Texas.  

He was a lifelong member of The Church of Christ.


The family wishes to thank Hearth Hospice of Chattanooga for their thoughtful care during the time of Jimmy's illness.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm CT at Kimball Church of Christ in Kimball, TN.

The family will have a graveside service following the visitation at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, TN  at 2:00 pm CT.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shepard’s Arms Rescue Mission, 4012 West Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37410, phone 423-821-8363.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC., 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37347, 423-942-9500.

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May 22, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Kimball Church of Christ
Main Street
Kimball, TN 37347

Graveside Service
May 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens
no street address availabe
Jasper, TN 37347

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