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James "Jack" Alfred Whiteside

April 9, 1928 — March 28, 2018

James "Jack" Alfred Whiteside

JAMES ALFRED "JACK" WHITESIDE, age 89 of Riceville passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Signature Health Care of Cleveland.

A native of Calhoun, TN and resident of McMinn County most of his life.  He was the son of the late James and Martha Lela Vaughn Whiteside.  He was a member of Calhoun First Baptist Church and retired from Bowater Paper Company.  He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.  He was a member in the Alhambra Shrine Temple in Chattanooga, the Chilhowee Shrine Club, as well as the Meridian Lodge #50 F & M.

Preceded in death by:

  • His wife, Betty Jo Tilley Whiteside (August 12, 2107)
  • Two brothers: Robert (Bob) Whiteside and Clyde Whiteside
  • Three sisters: Blanche Holloman, Grace Carmichael, and Sue Goodwin
  • Three sons: James Wayne Whiteside, Donald Rex Whiteside and Thomas Darryl Whiteside


  • Daughter: Renee Whiteside of Riceville
  • Daughter and son-in-law: Cynthia and Clarence Dewayne Partin of Dayton
  • Sister: Helen Scoggins of Etowah
  • Two grandchildren and spouses: Laura and Austin Thayer of Jonesboro; Jennifer and Hank Falin of Pikeville
  • Great-grandchild: Amelia Kate Thayer of Jonesborough
  • Future Great-grandchild: Elijah James Falin

Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Friday, March 30, 2018, in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Cheatham officiating.

The interment will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Calhoun Cemetery.

The nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Friday before the service at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o Alhambra Temple, 1000 Alhambra Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

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