GRAYSVILLE, Tenn. James T. Shupe, 76, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.Mr. Shupe was a native of Ronceverte, W.Va., and had lived the majority of his life in the Trenton, Ga., and Chattanooga areas before moving into his dream home in Sequatchie County. Jim served as a manufacturers representative in heating, ventilation and air conditioning and was former owner of Shupe, Carboni, and Associates for many years. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Methodist faith.He was preceded in death by his parents, Iles and Electra Smith Shupe; brothers, Iles and William Shupe; sister, Neva Wright; and niece, Marianne Barber.Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Kathy George Shupe. Jim and Kathy renewed their marriage vows in 2012 in West Virginia. To this union, they were blessed with two daughters, Jennifer (Brent) Brumlow, of Chattanooga, and Cindy (Bruce) Limbach, of Verona, Ill.; grandchildren, Karen, Lyndie, and Joseph Carboni, Raney Brumlow, Curtis and Amanda Limbach; sister, Eva Shupe Smith; nephews, Ed Smith and Terry Woods.Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Chaplain Jack Nichols and Rev. Jim Hale officiating.Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.To share expressions of sympathy, visit his online guestbook at lane-southcrestchapel.com. The family also wishes for friends to write their memories and stories of Jim so that they can be retained and remembered for years to come.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY, 80018, or Home Health Care and Hospice of East Tennessee, 5740 Uptain Road, Suite 6300, Chattanooga, TN 37411.The family will receive friends Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.