James F. McDonough
Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel
6200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
James F. McDonough

Knoxville - James F. McDonough, retired architect, died March 6, 2021, at the age of 76. Jim was born and grew up in McMinnville, Tennessee, the son of a lawyer and a teacher. He attended Clemson University and received the Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee.

He served as Assistant to the Director of Facilities Planning at UT before starting his residential design and construction company, Jim McDonough, Inc., which specialized in renovation.

He gave generously of his time, knowledge, and enthusiasm to charitable organizations, including the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, of which he was co-founder; the Community School of the Arts, where he initiated and worked with the Side-by-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program; and the Aslan Foundation, where he helped shepherd the purchase of Loghaven and its rebirth as an artist residency, among many other projects.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, William Grady McDonough and Frances Swenson McDonough, and by his brother, William Grady McDonough, Jr. He is survived by his wife Lindsay and his children Katherine and William, in whom he found so much joy.

Due to the pandemic, interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community School of the Arts, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902; the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914; or the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr., Knoxville, TN 37916.

Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

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Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from Mar. 7 to Mar. 9, 2021.
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Although I didn't have the chance to get to know Jim personally, I greatly appreciate everything his done to support the cultural development of Knoxville. All of us at Knox Heritage have much gratitude for the role the Aslan Foundation played in saving Historic Westwood.
Todd Morgan
March 11, 2021
Greenstalk Landscapes
March 10, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man and a great blessing to our community.
Jim Dickson (YMCA)
March 9, 2021
Jim was such a wonderful supporter of Blount Mansion. He was a mentor to me, and we will dearly miss him. We are better for having known him. Much comfort to the family. Debby Schriver
Debby Schriver
March 8, 2021
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