James Robert Whitfield, 74, of Hixson went to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 24, 2012. He had lived in the Hixson area for 25 years and was of the Christian faith. He had retired from Ohio Edison and the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga. The love of his life was his family, his pets and all creatures great and small.Survivors are his wife of 51 years Margie Whitfield; three daughters, Lisa (John) King, Gallion, Alabama, Karen Peterson, Rossville, Ga., and Susan (Wes) Jarrett, Chattanooga; four sisters and four brothers; three grand-daughters, Emily Noel Peterson, Madeline Jarrett, Angela King; 2 great-granddaughters Aaliyah Cash and Kyla King; 6 grandsons, Justin (Ashyln) King, Jacob King, Taylor Lynn Peterson and Austin Nicholas Peterson, Joseph Farley, Nick Breaux and Josh Cash.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Lane Funeral Home with Dr. William (Bill) Henry officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Pet Placement Center of Red Bank. Condolences may be sent to www.lanefh.comArrangements by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.