Charles D. James
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Age 84, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Laurels of Massillon. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio on Dec. 14, 1928 to the late Dorothy and Edward James. Charles was a Korean War veteran and later was the Owner of former Massillon Dodge, Inc. he was a past President of the Massillon Rotary Club, Past Commander of the Columbiana American Legion, and served on the Board of Directors of the Massillon Chamber of Commerce, Western Stark County Auto Dealers Association, and Shady Hollow Country Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy James in 2005, whom he married on Jan. 13, 1951.
Charles is survived by his children, David James of Clearwater, Fla., Denis James of West Virginia, Cindy (Scott) Griffiths, and Dan (Teri) James of Massillon, Ohio; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brothers, Edward James of Youngstown and John James of Rochester, N.Y. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Laurels of Massillon for their kind and compassionate care of Charles and Dorothy.
Per Charles wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services planned.
Lewis Funeral Home
Published in The Repository from May 14 to May 15, 2013