James was born on November 8, 1940 and passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. James was a resident of Texas at the time of passing. He was a 1958 graduate of Pampa High School and received his degree from Texas Tech University in 1962. Jim served in the U. S. Army. James was married to Karen. Services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday April 18 2017 at St. Matthews Episcopal Church with The Rev. Mark Lang rector officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Episcopal Day School 727 W. Browning Pampa TX 79065 or Muscular Dystrophy Association 3505 Olsen Amarillo TX 79109.