James Davis Mallory, Jr. died on March 23, 2019, having fully lived his 87 years with purpose. After graduating from McCallie School in Chattanooga and from Princeton University, he received his medical degree and internship in internal medicine at Duke University in 1959. Following graduation, he received a degree in Aerospace Medicine as flight surgeon and was chief of the Air Force clinic at Orlando, Florida Air Force Base for four years during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
It was in Orlando that a major change occurred in his life when Dr. Mallory committed his life to God, in a way that he had never done before, so that serving Him as an agent of healing became the focus of his remaining life. To everyone’s surprise, this led him to return to Duke University in 1963 to specialize in the one area of medicine that he liked the least as a medical student, Psychiatry. “God is always up to something” he often said. In 2010, Dr Mallory was one of four psychiatrists in the United States named by Dr. Alan Nelson in his “A Christian Legacy in Psychiatry” as pioneers in the integration of Christianity and Psychiatry.
Before retiring to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007, Dr. Mallory was the director of the Atlanta Counseling Center for 36 years.
Dr. Mallory was the son of the late Lena Deaver and James Davis Mallory, Sr. of Anniston, Alabama. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betsy Tippett Mallory
and their four children, James Davis Mallory III (Kelly) of Georgia, Dr. Roger Lee Mallory (Susan)of Colorado, Elizabeth Deaver Corzine (Charles) and John Molett Mallory (Kim) of Tennessee; a sister, JoAnn Dean of Georgia and a brother,
The Reverend Richard Mallory of Phoenix, Arizona.
He was a loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren, Davis, Judson Mallory and Garland Mallory Kazmierski; Austin, Chase and Brandon Mallory; Sean, Mallory, and Allie Corzine; Nathaniel, Raynor, Walker and Schaeffer Mallory and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00am at
Forrest Hills Baptist Church, 2101 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN.
Memorial donations in memory of Dr. Mallory may be made to a charity of your
choice, or to the Forrest Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, where he attended
and taught Sunday School.