OBITUARY

Sidney James III

October 16, 1957December 27, 2018

CHAPIN - Funeral services for Sidney “Jamie” James, III, 61, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Chapin Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or a charity of one’s choice. Jamie was born on October 16, 1957 in Columbia, SC, and passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018. He was the son of the late Sidney James, Jr. and Faye Elizabeth Elvington James. He was a member of Mt. Herman Lutheran Church in Peak, SC. He was an ASE Master Mechanic and worked as a mechanic his whole life. He loved to go fishing. He will be remembered as a very giving person who loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. Jamie is survived by his wife of 37 years, Paula Prince James, of Chapin; daughters, Tara James of Lexington and Paula Elizabeth James Crawford (Greg) of St. George; sons, Sidney James, IV (Candis) of Chapin, and Frank Irvin James of Chapin; grandchildren, Brandon Michael James, Aidin Floyd, Mariah James, Marissa James, Desmond Crawford, Sidney James, V; his sisters, Audrey Kohn, Karen Godfrey, Sheryl Plott and numerous nieces and nephews.

  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sidney James III

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Marie Rich

January 8, 2019

Sid was a great person and friend. He visited my restaurant (Frank’s Market ) in Columbia during the 1990-2000. He loved my Coconut-Pineapple Cake. I wish I could bake him one more. Prayers for his family he will be missed by so many of his friends and coustomers

Billy Rich

January 8, 2019

I met Sid almost 30 years ago when he opened his shop in an old gas station in downtown Chapin.It turned out to be a long and treasured friendship.His ability to fix just about anything was amazing but the things I will remember about Sid was his honesty and compassion about what he did.I must say though my favorite attribute of Sid’s was his sense of humor.We laughed and told stories on a regular basis.Many many many times I would stop by just to talk and laugh about our daily lives and what was happening around Chapin.He was the kind of guy who would stop what he was doing to shoot the breeze.He gave me many a belly laugh.We both liked our guns and sometimes we would just go behind his shop and shoot our pistols.The guy was one of a kind.We talked about his impending death many times and he said he wanted to last long enough to get his sons properly situated in his business.The laughter is gone the the memories will last me forever.🙏 for the family.

Jesse Pearson

January 6, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to Sid's Family. Ive known Sid for a long time Genuine guy definitely gonna miss him. Even though i dont know any of his family that well please know my sincerest condolences to you all.

Jesse
J.P. Auto

Hanna Bowen

January 5, 2019

Such a beautiful sweet soul!!! We love and miss you Sid!!

David Stogner

January 5, 2019

The James family has lost a great leader, husband, father and friend to many. He is in the hands now with the Lord looking down on his family and friends. I grew up in the neighborhood with the Princes when Sid meet Paula, I meet Sid in a funny way at Paula's and became friends from that time on until I moved out of state. Next time Sid's family and friends are working on their vehicles and get stumped, look up and ask how. Bless all the family and friends to get through this difficult time. He will missed by many.

Sonny Bundrick jr

January 4, 2019

Mr. Sid was always good to me and my family! Him and my dad were good friend. Always was there if you needed him to keep our cars going. Good, friendly, kind Man. You will be missed! Until we meet again. The Bundrick’s!

Debby Clark

January 4, 2019

Sid worked on my cars for years, and he became family to me. He was always there for me and my family. He rescued me on the side of the road once, and carried me home in the wrecker.. Through the years, he became a true friend. I visited him at the shop a few days before he passed away, and he was cheerful, positive and upbeat. He asked questions about my family, and we had a long conversation. My family and I will miss him, but he was a man of God, who told me in that last conversation that he wasn’t afraid to die,because he knew where he was going. ‘“ See you when I get there, Sid “

Debby

Richard and Geraldine Douglas

January 3, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

BRANDI RAUCH

January 2, 2019

SID IS ONE OF THE BEST MEN I HAVE EVER MET!! HE WAS ALWAYS, ALWAYS THERE FOR ME & MY FAMILY, FOR WHATEVER & WHENEVER... HE WAS FAMILY!!! HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED HERE BUT NOW HE CAN REST EASY! TILL WE MEET AGAIN FRIEND... WE LOVE YOU!!

Darlene Truesdale

January 2, 2019

Uncle Jamie. He was more like a big brother and close friend to Trey “Nephew” than an uncle. Anyone who knows Trey knows his talent for working on cars and Jamie taught him a lot of what he knows. Trey spent many years working with him at his shop, hanging with him playing pool, on pool league teams with him, Turkey shoots (I got to do those with them too), drinking beers, hanging out at his shop, watching football and basketball, telling stories and enjoying each others company. I also enjoyed hanging with him a lot. His shops were only a few minutes from home and I”d meet them up there or at the bar some too. The girls grew up going to the shop and raiding the candy dish and freezer for ice cream. He always made sure he had it stocked and told them right away to go get it. Thise memories will be cherished forever. You were a good Uncle who helped us when we needed it, thank you. You will be missed more than anyone probably knows by the Truesdale family. Our hearts are broken. We love you Jamie 😇🙏🏻💔😘. “Nephew” loves you very much. We will see you again.
Love,
Trey “Nephew”, Darlene, Haley and Tracy Truesdale