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James B. “Jim” Frost – Chattanoogan.com

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James B. “Jim” Frost was identified as to his heavenly home 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 person, having been launched to Him by a nurturing family who dependable and loved God with a deep abiding religion.  Jim invited Jesus into his personal coronary heart and so allowed his existence to turn into a “Bethlehem” for the Son of God, and a put of the “rebirth” of Christ in him.  Consequently, God calling Jim residence to Himself on Christmas Day was further more evidence of Christ’s residing existence in Jim’s everyday living.

Jim experienced an infectious individuality and engaged men and women with a heart entire of like, an encouraging smile, and a joyful mind-set, no matter how hard daily life may have been at occasions.  He fulfilled the setbacks that he encountered in lifestyle with braveness, and a rely on and faith in God to constantly see him via.  Jim lived his lifestyle with a steadfast perception that “when the going gets challenging, the rough get going”.

Jim was a qualified community accountant in Chattanooga for about 50 decades.  He graduated from Red Bank Superior Faculty in 1952 where by he excelled in participating in football, baseball, and basketball.  Athletics had been generally a major component of Jim’s daily life as he coached and mentored his son and other younger boys in Dixie Youth baseball for quite a few yrs as a younger adult.

Jim graduated  from the College of Chattanooga in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science diploma in business enterprise as an accounting main.  He acquired the award for staying the prime accounting student in his graduating class. Out of his love for the university, in 1986 he proven a scholarship fund to be supplied to the prime accounting student at UTC on an once-a-year basis.

Jim started his small business occupation in the economical office of Volunteer Daily life Insurance policy Enterprise as an inner audit supervisor.  Jim was pushed to chart his personal future in business and, in 1961, he established his possess accounting company as a sole proprietor. In 1963 he was joined by his brother, Jack, and the firm of “Frost and Frost, CPA’s” was fashioned.  With each other, they crafted a powerful financial services small business in the course of the 10 years of the 1960s.

In 1969, Jack still left the firm to pursue other business enterprise passions and Jim remained as the Taking care of Lover of “James B. Frost, P. C.” with a number of associates for 15 yrs.  At some point, he marketed his fascination in the company to the other companions.  Later on, Jim joined his son, Bob, and wife, Lavone, at the “Frost Company” and continued his occupation serving customers with his economical abilities, but far more importantly, with his optimistic outlook on daily life reflected in his capacity to “look on the vivid side” of whichever difficulties came before him.  He retired from the organization on April 16, 2014. 

Throughout his job, Jim procured four other firms to expand his apply and operated satellite workplaces in Cleveland, Athens, and Jasper, Tennessee. He deeply loved his function and the individuals that his small business afforded him the option to construct relationships with. He was genuinely a “relationship” guy who savored remaining with folks as they loved getting with him.

Jim was active in civic endeavors with memberships in the Chattanooga Jaycees, the Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Purple Lender Lions Club.

Jim, and his spouse Lavone, have been long time members of Initial Baptist Church of Chattanooga and the Waters Sunday School Class, where by they made countless extensive term friendships and devoted supporters via life’s journeys.

Jim was preceded in loss of life by his mother and father, Mildred “Sally” Frost and Chester Frost, former Hamilton County Choose, 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 wife of 41 many years, 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 great-grandchildren, Parker Broge, Emma Jane Broge, Hannah Kate Broge, Josiah Broge, Lily Hendrix, and Liam Hendrix.

The spouse and children would like to specific heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga and steadfast caregivers, Rosa Clark, Shelley Morgan, and Justin Clark.

Memorial contributions may be designed to Very first Baptist Church of Chattanooga, 401 Gateway Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37402.

Thanks to the condition with Covid matters, the date and time for a memorial support to honor Jim’s lifetime will be identified at a afterwards date, and revealed for the reward of all of his family members and good friends.

Preparations are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Freeway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343. 

 

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