James Ray Mashburn


James Ray Mashburn, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center.

He was born in Jacksonville, Ala., to the late Edward James and Bonnie June Chambers Mashburn.

He served his country in the United States Army and was combat wounded in Vietnam for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was of the Church of God faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sheridan Stout.

Survivors include Charlotte Little; his children: Troy Bruce, Gary (Kristie) Bruce, Tracy Bruce and Rene Mashburn Williams, all of Cleveland; grandchildren: Brandon Williams, Holly Bruce, Cierra Brooks and Justin Bruce; great-grandchildren: Camden Williams, Laurelyn Williams, Myleigh Grace Deal and Saylo Rae Dillon; nieces: Misty Purvis and Michelle Arnette; along with several extended family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life and Home going for James Ray Mashburn will be conducted at noon on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, from the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Jack officiating.

Interment will be Friday at 2 p.m., at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Brandon Williams, Justin Bruce, Joey Vonnosh, Michael Brandt, Robert Barber and Greg Wilson serving as pallbearers. Military honors, as well as a dove release ceremony and playing of bagpipes, will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

We invite you to visit the family guestbook and send a message of comfort to


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