Randall Eugene James, 64, passed away at Baptist Hospital in Calhoun City on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born August 11, 1955, in Vardaman, he was the son of Mr. Troy and Ms. Willie Allen James. Randall was a 1973 graduate of Vardaman High School, and was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. He was retired after many years as a log truck driver. In 1990, he married Ms. Jimmie Dale Otts, and they spent nearly 30 wonderful years together until her passing in 2019. He loved to be outside, either hunting or fishing. He also loved astronomy and studying the constellations. For relaxation, he enjoyed reading Louis L’Amour books and watching westerns. Above all, he loved his family very much, and looked forward to the family “weenie roast” every year. A very friendly and fun loving person, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
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Pryor Funeral Home is honored to be serving the James family.
A graveside service celebrating his life will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 2:00pm at New Providence Cemetery. Bro. John Stewart will be officiating.
Pallbearers will be Billy James, Keith James, Steve James, Michael Kendall, Phil Lucius, and David Dees.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephew.
He leaves behind his parents, Mr. Troy James and Mrs. Willie Allen James; step-daughters, Angela Shae Hubbard and Michelle Kendall; sister, Kay James of Tellico Plains, TN; brothers, Steve (Sharon) James of Bruce, Billy (Deneen) James of Calhoun City, and Keith (Janie) James of Vardaman; grandchildren, Leah Weeks, Cody Smith, Jacob Smith, Lindsey Robertson, Makenzie Duncan, Payton Hubbard, and Jace Hubbard; great-grandchildren, Westlyn Warren, Garrett Warren, Kinley Smith, Baylor Smith, Garrison Brown, Oakley Parker, and Corben Weeks; two nieces, one nephew, and two others that called him Uncle Randall.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ms. Jimmie Dale James; and Grandparents, Edward and Lois James, and Allen and Carman Wiggs.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.
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