Born Dec. 20, 1956, in San Pedro, Calif., son of Bill and Grace James, he was a U.S. Marine veteran, having served in Vietnam and he was a truck driver.
He married Carolyn Medina Lynn and later married Bessie Weatherman, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Kyle James, of Campbell; one daughter, Kyleigh Davis, of Malden, Mo.; his father, William T. James, Sr., of Campbell; his mother, Grace Clara Witt, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Bill James, Jr., and wife, Brenda, of Campbell and Timothy Witt, of Phoenix and two sisters, Sherry Magda, of Glendale, Ariz., and Cathy Jorde, of Phoenix.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, Mo. with Dr. Mike Melton officiating.