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James Faris Bellenger

February 22, 1932 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old


James (Jim) Faris Bellenger, 91, of Clarksville, TN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Jim was born February 22, 1932, in Tarrant City, AL, to the late Oscar and Lola Bellenger.  Jim is also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Joyce Bellenger.

James is survived by his children, Keith (Tammy) Bellenger of Clarksville, TN, Kathleen (Brad) Powell of Yorktown, VA, Michelle (Keith) Kaufman of Smyrna, TN, and Maria (Ginger) Bellenger of Sand Springs, OK, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Jim was a graduate from Harvard University and Northwestern University Medical School. He was a family physician in Clarksville for over 30 years and he served as the county coroner and Medical Examiner for 20 years.

He was a Life Master in Bridge and loved to play pinochle and other card games with his family and friends. He was also an avid Alabama fan. Thanks to the staff and residents of Walking Horse Meadows for treating him as family.

Visitation will take place Friday, February 16, 2024, from 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM. A private graveside family service will be held at Sango Cemetery. Pallbearers will include his grandchildren, Kristen Powell Reebel, Jaime Kaufman, Robert Bellenger, Brian Kaufman, Shawn Powell, and Rachel Bellenger.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Jim’s late wife, Joyce Bellenger.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at


February 16, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040


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