Kyle Richard Weems, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.\n \nHe was born in Baileyton, Greene County, TN on May 30, 1937, to Howard Franklin Weems and Madge Holland Weems, both now deceased. His beloved aunt: Willie G. Weems also preceded him in death. \n \nHe is survived by his son: Richard T. Weems; daughter: Catherine Seiters of Austin, TX; grandson: Samuel Thomas Weems; former wife and mother of his children: Catherine (Cathy) Weems; former wife: Eleanor (Ellie) Weems; sister: Joyce Smith of Greeneville, TN; brother: Stanley T. Weems of Baileyton, TN; his administrative assistant: Linda May; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.\n \nKyle was educated in the public schools of Greene County, TN, the University of TN at Knoxville, and the University of TN, College of Law. While at UT, he was president of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, and active in student politics and student government as a member and officer of SGA. While at UT, he began to play duplicate and tournament bridge and continued for many years. He accumulated more than 9,000 master points in the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) and he won more than 50 major bridge championships in Mexico, Canada, and within the United States. He was in the top one percent of all members of the ACBL lifetime in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.\n \nFollowing UT law school, Kyle became an officer in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAGC). He completed the basic officer infantry course at Fort Benning, GA, and the 37th Special JAGC class at Charlottesville, VA. He served as a Lieutenant and then Captain in the Pentagon during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. He continued as a reserve officer for 6 years, concluding his service as a Major attached to U.S. Army Garrison. He is a life member and former president of the Chattanooga Chapter, Military Officers Association of America. \n \nHe began his legal career in Chattanooga with the law firm of Roberts, Weill & Ellis which ultimately became Weill & Weems. Later, he branched out on his own with smaller firms, and practiced with several different partners and associates over the years. He was a well-known bankruptcy attorney specializing in Chapter 11 business reorganizations. He has been one of the lead attorneys in more than 250 Chapter 11 cases in TN, AL, and GA and on some occasions FL and TX. He was a member of the 3rd class, American College of Bankruptcy. He served as a Chapter 7 trustee in Chattanooga for more than 25 years. He has been listed in “Best Attorneys in America” for more than 35 years. He was a director and director emeritus of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute for more than 35 years.\n \nKyle was a member of the First Centenary United Methodist Church and a member of The Morgan Class. Memorial contributions may be made to First Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37402, or to Fairview CP Church Building Fund, c/o Bennie Malone, 4040 Snapps Ferry Road, Afton, TN 37616. \n \nThe family will receive friends Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 4-7PM at Jeffers Funeral Service Downtown. The funeral service will follow visitation in the funeral home chapel at 7PM with Rev. Ronnie Duncan officiating. The Greene County Honor Guard will conduct a military graveside service Wednesday, at 11AM at Zion Cemetery at Baileyton. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stewart Weems, Timmy Weems, Jerry Weems, Clark Weems, Allen Weems, Jerome Woolsey, Joe Light, and Bernie Lynn Holland. \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nKyle Richard Weems, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.