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Pinecrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7401 Highway 5 N, Alexander, AR

OBITUARY

Charles Ray James

January 25, 1936June 12, 2020
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Charles Ray James

Age 84, of Maumelle, passed away on June 12, 2020. He was born January 25, 1936 in Moro, AR the son to the late Charlie and Lillie Mae Patton James. Charles is survived by his three daughters, Kathy and Karen James, and Brenda Zeno; five grandchildren, Nathan Piccirilli, Stephanie (Josh) Massey, Justin (Jennifer) Reeves, Matthew (Elizabeth) Gray, and Madison (Colton) Aaron; and nine great- grandchildren, Spencer and Cayla Piccirilli, Brody and Kylie Massey, Noah and Isabella Gray, Mason and Lawson Reeves, and Landon Aaron; brother Denver “Buddy” James; several nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2018 and brothers, Ned James, Bobby James and Beasie James. Charles enjoyed healthy eating from his own garden, softball and beanbag baseball. He was a member of the New Life Church in Maumelle.

Charles James was a volunteer at the “Maumelle Center on the Lake”, where he gladly drove the shuttle van picking up residents. He assisted with any medical transports needed to and from the center. Charles valued his special relationships he made throughout his years at the center.

Charles was a very spiritual and caring man. He read his bible faithfully and was equally as faithful in attendance at New Life Church Greater Little Rock. He was very conscious of his health and physical routines as he exercised daily. He never met a stranger and it was quite common to see him in prayer even at the gym. Charles loved his family and socialized with friends as much as possible.

Due to Covid 19, Arkansas State Department of Health as mandated that all family and friends are required to wear a face mask inside of the funeral home.

A visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 9 am to 11 am at Pinecrest Funeral Home, 7401 N. Highway 5, Alexander, AR, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. Please sign the online guestbook at www.pinecrestmemorialpark.com. The service will be available to view on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/178134242211307

Services

  • Visitation for Family and Friends

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Elizabeth Berg

June 25, 2020

What a wonderful, friendly, kind soul. A blessed smile and tender personality. I will truly miss him.
He always had time to visit, and wzs very concerned with people he interacted with.
May God truly comfort you now and in your time of stress and sorrow. May God surround you in days to come. May you feel his warm presence each and every day. God bless.
Elizabeth Berg

Rick Burkett

June 22, 2020

Charlie was God's modern day example to me of being a steadfast Man of God.
He Greatly Loved His Lord. Each time I saw him, he delivered a tap on the shoulder, a warm meaningful handshake, and a Spirit filled eye to eye Blessing with "good to see you!" then a warm "How are You doing?"
I'm 65, and will look to him as a Role Model Man, Dad & GrandPa as long as I'm on earth.
Thank You Family for Sharing Your Dad with me. My Life became better & stronger with Charley as my Friend...
A TRUE Gift of God in Life!
See You soon My Friend🙏🙏

Jennifer Reeves

June 16, 2020

Hey papa. I don’t really have the words to start this but I wanted to share how much we loved you. You were always so sweet and kind to me coming into this family. We would see each other and chit chat at family functions, I mainly remember you and Barbara always smiling. Ill remember you as a man who was in love and treated his lady like a queen like all southern gentleman should. You feeding her when she couldn’t feed herself. It was so sweet watching you. I remember after Barbara passed away we would come down and spend the night and you and justin would sit and talk for hours at the kitchen table and you would
Cry. I remember seeing you and justin read the Bible for comfort together and then the next morning you would always want to make sure we had enough breakfast. You would continue to say “can I make you an egg?” No thank you papa I’m not hungry this early. “Well can I make you some turkey bacon” “can I get you a cup of coffee” anything. And I would always reply with maybe in a little bit and you would not stop until I ate something. You were persistent! I think your girls got that after you because they are all servant hearts as well. I’m so thankful for the last few years that we were able to spend a little time with you when we came down. How much you told justin you were proud of him. It meant a lot to the both of us. I wished we had more time but I’m glad we did have those last few days with you. I am so thankful your not suffering anymore and your reunited with your love in heaven. That gives me peace of mind and comfort.

Vicki Harder

June 15, 2020

I will miss seeing Mr. Charles James at church. He always had a bright smile when I saw him and I always enjoyed our conversations. He was a delightful man and I will miss him. My prayers are with all the James’ family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

BonnieBonniebot Troutman

June 15, 2020

I can remember that Harry and Charles visited so much they finally built stairs across the back fence. Sure will miss him
My love and prayers to the girls.

Chip Burk

June 15, 2020

Mr. James was a great man. We always enjoyed visiting with him. He was good to talk to and always a kind man. We love his Family.
Praying for all of you daily.

Rose Burroughs

June 14, 2020

it has been a pleasure getting to know Charles over the past 2 years. He was a fine southern gentleman and will be missed by many

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