Jim R Claiborne

Born in Allen County, KY on December 14, 1933

Departed on March 28, 2021 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Jim R. Claiborne, 87, of Hendersonville and formerly a long time White House resident, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021. Born December 14, 1933 in Allen County, KY, Jim was the son of the late Harvey Newton Claiborne and Zora Snider Claiborne. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie, Leslie, Donnie, Earl, Duel, Ray and Harvey, Jr.; and a sister, Estelle. Jim grew up in the Scottsville, KY area where he graduated from Allen County High School. He was an avid basketball fan and carried his love of sports (especially University of Kentucky sports) throughout his life. He also loved listening to music and in particular, Bluegrass music. Jim had worked at the former Ford Glass Plant in Nashville for over 33 years. He was a Christian man who worshipped at White House 1st Baptist Church and later at Temple Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He had also served his country as a member of the US Army. Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sue Holland Claiborne; his children, Robert Nelson Claiborne, Bryan Lee Claiborne (Tina), Deborah Lynn Darnell (Steve); his special niece, Lisa Kaye Martinez (Marty); grandchildren, Kimberly Michelle Shearin, Tiffany Dawn Turner, Kristina Robin Claiborne, Christopher Nelson Claiborne, Robert Kaden Claiborne, Jacob Taylor Moore, Denna Faye Martinez and Ryan Robert Martinez; 8 great-grandchildren; and his sole surviving brother, Clessie Claiborne. Visitation for Jim will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN on Thursday, April 1st from 4 – 7 pm and Friday, April 2nd from 1 – 2 pm. A Life Celebration Service will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 pm followed by burial at White House Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions may be made to the building fund at Temple Baptist Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital

9 Comments to Jim R Claiborne

  1. Patsy Burgett Gant
    March 30, 2021 9:30 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to each of you as you remember Mr. Jim. I have sweet, special memories of your family. The legacy of touching lives and encouraging others lives on. God bless.

  2. Angie Crain Medina
    March 31, 2021 7:54 am

    Prayers for you Mrs. Claiborne, your children and grands, and your family and friends for comfort and peace in the days and weeks ahead. I am so so very sorry to see this news. ❤

  3. Christy Coffey
    March 31, 2021 1:34 pm

    Prayers for peace & comfort for all of the family. May God give you strength during this time of loss. Blessings and love,Michael and Christy Coffey & Family

  4. Christy Coffey
    March 31, 2021 1:39 pm

    Prayers for peace and comfort for all of the family. May God give you strength during this time of loss. Blessings and love, Michael and Christy Coffey & Family

  5. Ray Biggs
    March 31, 2021 9:43 pm

    Mrs. Claiborne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort.

  6. Wanda Crabtree
    April 1, 2021 4:06 pm

    Sue, sending thoughts, love and prayers to you and family

  7. John Hall Boerne Tx
    April 3, 2021 11:22 pm

    My prayers for the family. Played sports with your sons. Wife a teacher at WH. My thoughts are pleased that I have this family.

  8. Donna Thomas
    April 7, 2021 4:18 pm

    Mrs, Claiborne….so sorry to see this about your husband. You are in my prayers.

  9. Karen Whitehead Brinkley
    April 12, 2021 1:16 am

    I am just now reading of the loss of your husband and I am so very sorry. Prayers for you and your family that God will give you peace and comfort.

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