Jim Moegling

Hamilton County

James MoeglingJames B. Moegling, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at Memorial hospital on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, with his loving family at his side. He was 74.Jim was born in Ashland, Ky., on July 13, 1938. He graduated from Boyd County High School and received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He worked for North American Aviation in Downey, Calif.; the Boeing Co. in Huntsville, Ala.; Rockwell International, Kennedy Space Center, Florida; and retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority. He later was employed by various utility and FEMA contractors throughout the United States. He has been serving as chairman of the city of Chattanooga Stormwater Board.Jim was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He enjoyed his buddies at the Sports Barn-Hixson, Kentucky basketball, and was always busy with various projects on his "honey do" list. He was never at a loss for words and treasured time with family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Emma Jene Moegling; and his older brother, Charles.He is survived by his wife, Toni, of Hixson; daughter, Kristen, of Boulder, Colo.; and son, Jeffrey (Denise Herrera), of Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by brothers, Gary (Ellen) Moegling, of Columbia, Mo.; Richard (Jerry Ann) Moegling, of Lexington, Ky.; and Nancy (Dr. John) Triplett, of Ocala, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.A visitation will be held at Hamilton Funeral Home, 4506 Hixson Pike, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m.A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 630 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415, with Father Charlie Burton officiating.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or in Jims name to the Tennessee Aquarium, One Broad St., Chattanooga, TN 37402.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.

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