Passed away on October 13, 2016 at the age of 55 years. Beloved husband of Paulette. Loving father to Cassandra, James III, & Joseph; and step-father of Amanda & Savannah. Proud step-grandfather of 4. Caring son of James Sr. and Elmira. Brother of Michael, Mary, and John. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00PM at First Baptist Church of Oak Creek. Visitation will be on Friday at church from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Interment at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Union Grove) at 2:00PM.