Marvin Floyd James Jr.

May 22, 1952May 7, 2018

Marvin F. James Jr, age 65, of Liberty, Missouri passed away on Monday May 7, 2018. Marvin was born in Independence, Missouri on May 22, 1952 to parents Marvin and Norma James. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and could also be found outdoors, fishing, camping or just relaxing. He always had a cold can of Coke in his hand. Marvin was a beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather. To know him was to love him and he will be missed by many. A funeral service will be conducted in Marvin's honor at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1130 North Clayview Drive, Liberty, Missouri 64068. Burial will follow the service at Fairview New Hope Cemetery, Liberty, Missouri 64068. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Joan, of 39 years; his five children, Marvin (Cassie) James III, Cord (Shelly) James, Krista (Travis) Stoufer, Kerry (Melissa) James, and Adam (Tanessa) James; his sister Brenda (Bruce) Stevenson; 14 grandchildren; a multitude of nieces, nephews and friends; and his beloved dog, Peaches.


  • Kerry James
  • Marvin James III
  • Cord James
  • Adam James
  • Travis Stoufer
  • Bruce Stevenson


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Burial Friday, May 11, 2018

Marvin Floyd James Jr.

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Travis Stoufer

May 8, 2018

Marvin was my father-n-law and a loving father to all. While I was away in Iraq; Marvin and Joan decided that it would be a good idea to check on the family. I heard of the wonderful memories created and the enjoyment they had with their newest grandchild (Wyatt). However since being married to his daughter the last 16 years; every time spent with Marvin; was a positive memory created. Marvin will be remembered to me as a person that you could only find yourself smiling with in conversation; and someone that touched so many people for the better.-Travis

Bruce Stevenson

May 8, 2018

My only brother for the 47 years I've been married to Brenda, I'll miss him. I really didn't know him at all before Brenda and I were married (or after for a few months as I was still in the Air Force and stationed away). I REALLY got to know him when we came back to Liberty. What a fantastic guy and tremendous brother. He told me he was happy to finally have a brother and he treated me like one. He was the first person I ever played golf with (I was awful, he was patient, and gave me tips). We did get up to quite a lot of "Mischief" on occasion especially before he met and married Joan, the love of his life. I could go on for quite a while but...not here. Over the years we enjoyed each others company but didn't see each other as often as we used to, life seems to pull everyone in many different directions....on the few occasions we did we always had fun and recalled some very happy times together.
My brother and friend was called home much to soon and I, one of a host of others, will miss him and always love him!