ROSSVILLE James Paul "JP" McCutcheon, 78, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at his residence.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. He was a United States Air Force veteran and while serving in the Air Force he began his career as a Munitions Expert. After his service in the military, he owned and operated several local businesses primarily in the used car industry. His passions in life include his family, drag racing, working on all types of vehicles and anything mechanical. He was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris McCutcheon; parents, L.P. and Blanche McCutcheon; sisters, Judy K. Willis and Marjorie Cooper.Survivors include his wife, June McCutcheon; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Kelley McCutcheon, of Ringgold; stepchildren, Methea Dalton, of Chickamauga, Dustin Abbott, of Rossville, and Cecil Abbott, of Signal Mountain; granddaughter, Piper McCutcheon of Ringgold; brother, Tony McCutcheon of Rocky Face; four sisters, Sharon (Wayne) Connally, of Cohutta, Glenda (Jorge) Acosta, of Mobile, Ala., Myra Murray, of Merritt Island, Fla., and Renee McCutcheon, of Rocky Face; and several nieces and nephews.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Gurney Beard officiating.Interment will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. Saturday until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.