OBITUARY

William "W.C." James

July 29, 1937January 21, 2013

William Charles “W.C.” James, Jr., age 75, of Statham, GA, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 21, 2013 at his home in Statham. He was the son of the late William Charles “Charlie” and Kelsie James of Powelton, GA.

A native of Sparta, W.C. graduated from the University of Georgia and served 8 years as an Army Captain at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA. He retired after 38 years of service from the U.S. Soil, Water and Conservation Division serving in offices all around the state of Georgia. After retiring with his last office in Watkinsville, GA, he moved to Statham and was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church. He was an avid Civil War historian, enjoyed farming, horses, gardening, spending time with his grandchildren, and was most often seen in his cowboy hat and boots.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 53 years, Gloria Mock James of Statham; two sons, Rev. Terry (Judy) James of Colbert, GA and William Charles “Bill” James III (Jeff Keen) of Ila, GA; one daughter, Susan James and (Scott) Peacock of Duluth, GA; three grandchildren, Kelsey James and (fiancé Daniel Morris) of Colbert and Jamie and Mason Peacock of Duluth; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter (Sonya) James of Waycross, GA; two sisters and brother-in-law Brenda (Fred) Wheeler of Greensboro, GA and Cathy James of Thompson, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Winder, on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2 PM with visitation on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Terry C. James and Pastor Ned Davis officiating. Interment will follow the service at Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Crossroads Baptist Pavilion Fund, Hartwell, GA. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 24, 2013
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William "W.C." James

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KENDALL KAVANAUGH HANCOCK

January 28, 2013

Terry, Tom and I are so saddened to hear of the death of your father. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, Judy, and Kelsey during this difficult time. Kendall & Tom Hancock

George Cameron

January 25, 2013

To the James Family< Sorry to hear about W.C. passing. I loss contact with W. C. when I retired from SCS and had not seen him in more than 20 years but have fond memories of working with him when I lived and worked in Athens. May God grant you peace during the day ahead.

Bonnie Bashlor

January 25, 2013

We have lost a great Uncle. Uncle W.C. was fun to be around. Always having his cowboy boots and his hat on. We will miss him, but he is in Heaven with Uncle Chris and Papa and having fun with them

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Jim Kvicala

January 24, 2013

Terry,

I don't think I ever met your Dad, but if the son is any indicator of the quality of the father, he must have been an exceedingly good man. Wishing you and your family peace in this difficult time and trusting you will receive the strength you need today to send your father home.

Your friend,