James Lee Claborn, age 76 of Oneida, TN, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, at the University of TN Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. James is a born again Christian; and was the son of the late Ralph James Claborn and Aldlena ‘Carson’ Claborn. He was a U. S. Army Veteran; and served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years; and was a Mason.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by special aunts: Emily Carson and Della Carson of Oneida; many other aunts and uncles; special brother-in-law: Bro. Johnny A. Zachary; father and mother-in-law: Shirley and Mildred Lowe.
James is survived by his wife: Debbie Claborn; son: Chris Claborn and wife Brooke of Oneida; two daughters: Michelle Tipton and husband Richard of Clarksville, TN, and Kim Neal and husband John of Crossville, TN; special grandson that he adored: Dalton Claborn; also many other grandchildren; special sister: Doris ‘Claborn’ Zachary of Oneida; one niece: Robin ‘Zachary’ Newman and husband Tyler of Oneida; nephew: Rev. Joey Zachary and wife Erica of Oneida; special friends that he loved dearly: Don Byrd and Russell Anderson; and a host of many other family members and friends.
Friends may visit with the Claborn family on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 4:30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Zachary and Rev. Charles Goad. Music will be provided by: Charles Goad, and Bro. David Walker and wife Felicia.
Committal Service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Claborn Family Cemetery in Oneida with full Military Honors conducted by the American Legion Post #136 of Oneida. Pallbearers will be: Chris Claborn, Dalton Claborn, Jesse Zachary, Tyler Newman, Tim Claiborne, Roger Lowe, Lonnie Dean Lowe, and Donnie Lowe. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Don Byrd, Russel Anderson, and Tim ‘Peanut’ Claiborne.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of James Lee Claborn.
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