Donald Lee James

December 1, 1943January 10, 2013
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Donald (Donnie) Lee James, age 69, passed away on January 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and son and daughter-in-law Kristopher and Emily of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Kristopher is serving in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Afghanistan. He is also survived by his sister, Sherial Foust of Anderson, S. C.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Erline and Larry Gunter of McDonough, GA; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins. Donnie served in the U.S. Marine Corp and did two tours in Vietnam. Upon leaving the Marines, he joined the Atlanta Police Dept. and later the South Fulton County Police Dept. retiring as a Lieutenant in 2002 with 36 years of service. He was a wonderful husband and a very loving father. Memorial service Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3pm with visitation beginning at 2pm at Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Ave., Jonesboro, GA., 770-471-7171.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 20, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, January 20, 2013

Donald Lee James

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March 18, 2013

Shirley...I was thinking of you and Donnie and tried to find you...I was so saddened to see that Donnie had pasted...I have so many fond memories of all the fun and antics we had engaged in so long ago...he was a good man and will be missed by all that were touched by his soul.
Pete Schantz...'old neighbor'

January 22, 2013

During this time, we are praying often for you, Mrs. James, Kristopher and Emily.
The Lundy Family

Pam Cooper

January 21, 2013

I will miss seeing "Mr. Donnie" at the V.F.W. in Fairburn. He was always smiling and had such kind words for everyone. Rest In Peace Donnie. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

Henryk Zaleski

January 18, 2013

Rest in peace Donald.

For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud

January 16, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Donald Lee James our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Donnie. And to Donnie it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Donnie, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Donnie's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Toney and Jessica Booker

January 16, 2013

Shirley, Kristopher and Emily, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! With our deepest sympathy.

Senior Deputy Larry Waters, Jr.

January 16, 2013

Thoughts & Prayers to Shirley, Kristopher and Family. Donnie was a good friend and listener which helped shape me into the person I am today.

Robert and Dori Johnston

January 15, 2013

Shirley and Christopher, you are both in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless you and comfort both of you. Robert and Dori

cassandra jones

January 15, 2013

May God Bless You and Your Family in this time of Sorrow. Donnie was a solitude force of calm and a good friend.
Fulton County Police Dept.
Chief Cassandra A. Jones