David Lee James, 63, of Rosiclare, IL left this earth to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 while being surrounded by his loving family. David was born on September 20, 1955 in Mt. Carmel, IL to Billy Joe James and Crystal Adams Byrd. David married the love of his life, Kathy English, on July 18, 1980 and together they raised three wonderful daughters, Shannon Leigh Lane, Carole Yvonne Davis and Amy Nicole Larrimore.
David served four years in the U.S. Navy and later went to school for his HVAC license. He retired from National Property Management Services when it became more than his health would allow.
David belonged to Bethany General Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time fishing.
David leaves to mourn his wife, Kathy; daughters, Shannon (Wayne) Lane and Vonnie Davis; four grandsons, David (Tiana) Hunt, Chris Elzie, Brandon and Nic Larrimore; granddaughters, Heather (Jake) Burton and Kathy King; brothers, Ralph (Sharron) James of Texas and Keith (Maureen) Haney of Washington; sisters, Betty Jo (Marty) Wilhoit of Oklahoma, Billie Rae (Tony) Grewing of Texas, and Gail (Mike) Bryant of Oklahoma; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Crystal Byrd and Billy Joe and Marilyn James; daughter, Amy Larrimore; son-in-law, Randy Davis; and brother, Kenneth Byrd, Jr.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 at Hardin County Funeral Service in Rosiclare, IL with interment in Shelby Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home. Military Rites will be given at the cemetery on Friday.
Memorials may by made to the Hardin County Relay for Life.