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In Memory of

John Lee Alley

December 4, 1935 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


John Lee Alley, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2015.

He was born at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee on December 4, 1935 to Corrine Lee and Clyde Dunne Alley, Sr. of Springfield, Tennessee. John graduated from Springfield High School and the University of Tennessee. After working in business for several years he entered the University of Tennessee Law School where he earned his law degree in 1966. He and his family then settled in Chattanooga where he worked for Witt, Gaither, Abernathy & Wilson. In 1974, John opened his own...

John Lee Alley, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2015.

He was born at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee on December 4, 1935 to Corrine Lee and Clyde Dunne Alley, Sr. of Springfield, Tennessee. John graduated from Springfield High School and the University of Tennessee. After working in business for several years he entered the University of Tennessee Law School where he earned his law degree in 1966. He and his family then settled in Chattanooga where he worked for Witt, Gaither, Abernathy & Wilson. In 1974, John opened his own law firm in Hixson where he practiced law for 40 years. John loved the law, and he loved being a practicing attorney. He took great pride in his defense of the Bill of Rights and was instrumental in several prominent constitutional law cases in the city. John was an avid sports fan and a lifelong supporter of the University of Tennessee athletics.

John is survived by his children, Stephen (Kristal) Alley of Mexico City, Mexico and Kristen Alley (David) Richardson of Charlotte, North Carolina. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his grandchildren, Macon Alexandra Richardson of Brooklyn, New York, Jacob Evans Richardson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Payton Nicole Alley and Avery Danielle Alley, both of Mexico City. He is also survived by his brothers Clyde (Peggy) Alley, Jr. of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, James (Mary Boyd) Alley of Lynchburg, Virginia, his sister Harriett Warren of Nashville, Tennessee, and numerous nephews and nieces. John had a generous spirit and an immense devotion to and love for his family and will be greatly missed by them.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Many thanks to the wonderful staff and nurses at Hospice of Chattanooga for their dedicated care, kindness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.