James B. “Jim” Frost was named to his heavenly house with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 25, 2020, at the age of 86.
Born on Jan. 5, 1934, Jim recognized Jesus Christ as his Savior as a youthful gentleman, owning been introduced to Him by a nurturing loved ones who dependable and liked God with a deep abiding faith. Jim invited Jesus into his own heart and so authorized his everyday living to become a “Bethlehem” for the Son of God, and a spot of the “rebirth” of Christ in him. As a result, God contacting Jim dwelling to Himself on Christmas Day was further more proof of Christ’s living presence in Jim’s lifetime.
Jim experienced an infectious persona and engaged men and women with a heart entire of really like, an encouraging smile, and a joyful frame of mind, no matter how demanding everyday living might have been at periods. He fulfilled the setbacks that he encountered in everyday living with bravery, and a have confidence in and faith in God to usually see him via. Jim lived his everyday living with a steadfast belief that “when the going gets hard, the tricky get going”.
Jim was a licensed general public accountant in Chattanooga for over 50 decades. He graduated from Red Lender Substantial University in 1952 exactly where he excelled in taking part in football, baseball, and basketball. Sporting activities were being always a big aspect of Jim’s everyday living as he coached and mentored his son and other younger boys in Dixie Youth baseball for lots of years as a younger adult.
Jim graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business enterprise as an accounting significant. He obtained the award for staying the leading accounting college student in his graduating course. Out of his really like for the college, in 1986 he recognized a scholarship fund to be presented to the top rated accounting college student at UTC on an once-a-year basis.
Jim commenced his enterprise profession in the money department of Volunteer Everyday living Insurance Firm as an internal audit supervisor. Jim was pushed to chart his very own destiny in organization and, in 1961, he launched his individual accounting firm as a sole proprietor. In 1963 he was joined by his brother, Jack, and the organization of “Frost and Frost, CPA’s” was shaped. Jointly, they designed a strong financial providers business enterprise for the duration of the ten years of the 1960s.
In 1969, Jack remaining the agency to go after other business enterprise passions and Jim remained as the Handling Partner of “James B. Frost, P. C.” with a number of associates for 15 yrs. At some point, he sold his curiosity in the organization to the other partners. Later on, Jim joined his son, Bob, and wife, Lavone, at the “Frost Company” and continued his job serving shoppers with his monetary skills, but extra importantly, with his good outlook on lifestyle reflected in his skill to “look on the vivid side” of what ever issues came right before him. He retired from the organization on April 16, 2014.
Throughout his career, Jim obtained four other companies to mature his follow and operated satellite offices in Cleveland, Athens, and Jasper, Tennessee. He deeply loved his get the job done and the people today that his company afforded him the prospect to build relationships with. He was actually a “relationship” man who relished being with people as they relished currently being with him.
Jim was energetic in civic endeavors with memberships in the Chattanooga Jaycees, the Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Crimson Lender Lions Club.
Jim, and his wife Lavone, have been extended time associates of To start with Baptist Church of Chattanooga and the Waters Sunday Faculty Class, wherever they produced many very long time period friendships and faithful supporters via life’s journeys.
Jim was preceded in dying by his mom and dad, Mildred “Sally” Frost and Chester Frost, previous Hamilton County Decide, and his brother, Jack. The Chester Frost Park of Hamilton County was named in honor of Jim’s father.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 41 decades, Lavone, daughter, Kathy Baker, son, Robert “Bob” (Heather) Frost, and grandchildren, Mary Jane (Jason) Broge, Mark Hendrix, Tiffany (Jackson) White, Hayden Frost, Preston Frost, and fantastic-grandchildren, Parker Broge, Emma Jane Broge, Hannah Kate Broge, Josiah Broge, Lily Hendrix, and Liam Hendrix.
The household would like to specific heartfelt many thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga and steadfast caregivers, Rosa Clark, Shelley Morgan, and Justin Clark.
Memorial contributions may well be built to 1st Baptist Church of Chattanooga, 401 Gateway Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37402.
Due to the problem with Covid issues, the date and time for a memorial assistance to honor Jim’s daily life will be decided at a later on date, and released for the advantage of all of his family members and good friends.
Preparations are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Residence, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Freeway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343.
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