James Everett Walling, a McMinnville resident and Bledsoe County native, died March 7, 2015 at River Park Hospital. He was raised in Dunlap by his uncle T.J. and his wife, Kate Walling. He graduated from Sequatchie County High School in 1957.
He was the retired owner of Black Cat Tire Exchange, Village Car Wash and Vilco Supply. He was active in the Jaycees and honored in the McMinnville Rotary Club with the Paul Harris Fellowship award.
For several years he served on the Board of City Bank and Trust Company and the McMinnville Electric System. He served with the TN Army National Guard, was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Al and Reva Walling.
Mr. Walling is survived by his daughters, LaNae (Joe) Anish of McMinnville and LeAnn Walling of Sevierville; grandchildren, Ashlyn, Ayla, and Emory Anish; and step-brother, Gene Frady, of Pikeville.
Funeral services were held March 11 in the High Funeral Home Chapel.
Local announcement made by Ewton Funeral Home in Dunlap.