ROSSVILLE — James Edwin Milling Sr., 72, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at his home surrounded with his family. He was a lifelong resident of the Fairview and Mountain View community. James was a Member of the Fairview Baptist Church, in the Ahava Sunday School Class and served on various committees. James graduated from Rossville High School Class of 1966, where he played football. He retired from Wheland Foundry. James' passion in life were God, his family, helping his son at James Milling Trucking, taking his grandson to yard sales, bragging about his granddaughter and his daughters wonderful cooking. His favorite song was “What a Day That will be”. James was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Joyce Milling. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Sandra Bryan Milling; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Rob Chase, son and daughter-in-law James and Missy Milling; grandson, Matthew; Granddaughter, Emily Bruce; brother and sister-in-law Charles and Wanda Milling; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House. 200 Central Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Fairview Baptist Church, 108 Jenkins Road, and Rossville at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jim Bennett officiating. James will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour. Burial will follow in the Lakewood Memory Gardens South. The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.