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Jim Hill McClung, Sr.

Jim Hill McClung, Sr.

November 8, 1936 - August 8, 2019     Age: 82

Jim Hill McClung, Sr., 82 passed away August 8, 2019 at his residence on Amelia Island, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Sara Josephine McClung, in 2012. 

He leaves behind his son Jim Hill McClung, Jr. and his wife, Patricia Ann of Clayton, Georgia and his daughter Karen McClung Feuerborn and her husband, Christopher Patrick Wharton of Marietta, Oklahoma; his grandchildren Jim III, Sara Kate, Patrick, Emily and Matt McClung and Thomas Charles, Christopher Patrick, and Kathleen Marie Feuerborn.

Mr. McClung lived for many years in Atlanta where he was with Lithonia Lighting for 37 years and served as its Chief Executive Officer for 24 years. He was a graduate of Emory University, the Harvard Business School and served as a Captain in the U. S. Air Force.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of Young Presidents Organization, the World Presidents Organization and Who’s Who in America.

Mr. McClung was very active in the electrical industry. He served as Chairman of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, was a board member of the National Service Industries, was a former member of the Electrical Manufacturers Club and the Illuminating Engineering Society.

He was a member of Saint John’s United Methodist Church and the Cherokee Town and Country Club of Atlanta. After retirement he lived on Amelia Island and belonged to the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel and the Amelia Island Club.

Services will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel beginning at 2:00 PM.  A family service will be held at a later time for the committal of his remains.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Salvation Army.

12 Condolences

  • Margaret and Gene James Posted August 12, 2019 2:09 pm

    My wife and I have known Jim for over 49 years. we spent many enjoyable hours with Jim and Jo before her death. Jim was a caring, compassionate and humble person and an outstanding leader.He was my mentor in and out of the business world.I shall always be indebted to him.Our condolences to Karen and Jim,Jr and all of their family in their loss of their father and grandfather..

  • Diane Byrd Posted August 13, 2019 8:01 am

    One of the most honorable men I’ve ever had the pleasure to work for; his knowledge, honest and caring heart will always be remembered! Prayers for his precious family!

  • Richard l vanstory Sr. Posted August 13, 2019 8:22 am

    Jim gave me a chance. I will always be indebted to Jim and the Lithonia leadership for believing in me. I can say I love this man. kind, generous, thoughtful. We will miss you Jim. our hearts are with the McClung family.
    God Bless.

  • Cheryl & Tommy English Posted August 13, 2019 8:53 am

    A great business pioneer has left us. Jim was an inspiration to so many in the lighting industry. His leadership led to many advances in our industry and he motivated so many young professionals. We have fond memories of Jim’s kindness and keen sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy and the entire McClung family.

  • Jon Larry Flowers Posted August 13, 2019 1:58 pm

    Jim McClung was a fine friend and gentleman. It was a pleasure and honor to work at Lithonia Lighting under his leadership. Jim was light years ahead of the industry. My wife Loretta and I send our condolences to his family.

  • ROBERT FIERMUGA Posted August 13, 2019 3:03 pm


  • Laura Godfrey Posted August 13, 2019 8:51 pm

    I’m sorry for the news of Jim McClung’s passing. My 34 years in the industry started under him and I still think of him as the captain of the ship. My condolences to his family and all who cared for him.

  • Bill & Marile Astary Posted August 13, 2019 9:07 pm

    Jim was a special man and through his leadership built a special company. He was a mentor for many individuals and an entire industry. Sympathy and prayers for the entire McClung family.

  • Serge Le Myre Posted August 14, 2019 7:48 am

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends. Had the honor to be introduced to Mr McClugh in the early 90’s when I signed the Lithonia agency contract. Hard to put in words the effect that man had on people. He would transpire honesty, dedication, hard work and always looking for the good sides of human beings. In the intriguing times we live in , let’s make sure we find a way to honor his legacy by being more human centric.God bless his soul , family and friends.

  • Pat Morgan Posted August 15, 2019 11:25 am

    As a new Lithonia agent 38 years ago, Jim and Jo were very welcoming to me every time I visited Lithonia Lighting in Conyers. Jim would always make a special effort to visit with me. What a true gentleman and mentor. He is truly missed

  • Carol S Lindberg Posted August 15, 2019 11:39 pm

    Was honored to know Jim in 2017 & 2018. Wonderful gentleman, kind, humble, soft spoken. Sincere condolences to Karen and your family,

  • Marshall Mac Euen Posted August 23, 2019 8:48 am

    A true Southern gentleman. Gracious host and respected leader.

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