Basham Funeral Care - Bakersfield
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Bakersfield, CA 93306


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
James was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on April 4, 1927, to William and Sarah Brown and was one of nine siblings. He moved to Bakersfield, California in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He met and married his loving wife, Betty Jo Holmes in 1948, and they had three children; Candace Biagi (Curtis), James "Tony" Brown (Bonita) and Angela Baker (Brian). His 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and friends will miss him dearly. James worked as a roofer and roofing contractor for over 60 years. He was a good Christian man, quiet, loving and kind to everyone with a great sense of humor. Truly, our loss is Heaven's gain. The family thanks everyone for their prayers, support and love during this time.
Basham Funeral Care will provide a viewing on Monday, November 14, 2016, from 5-8 pm; services on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 10:00 am in the Chapel, with burial following at Bakersfield National Cemetery at 12:30 pm.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 13, 2016
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