William Charles "W.C." James, Jr., age 75, of Statham went to be with the Lord Monday, January 21, 2013 at his home in Statham.
He was the son of the late William Charles "Charlie" and Kelsie James of Powellton. A native of Sparta, W.C. graduated from the University of Georgia
and served 8 years as an Army Captain at Fort Benning in Columbus. He retired after 38 years of service from the U.S. Soil, Water and Conservation Division serving in offices all around the state of Georgia. After retiring with his last office in Watkinsville he moved to Statham and was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church. He was an avid Civil War historian, enjoyed farming, horses, gardening, spending time with his grandchildren, and was most often seen in his cowboy hat and boots.
Survivors include: his devoted wife of 53 years, Gloria Mock James of Statham; two sons, Rev. Terry (Judy) James of Colbert and William Charles "Bill" James III (Jeff Keen) of Ila; one daughter, Susan James and (Scott) Peacock of Duluth; three grandchildren, Kelsey James and (fiancé Daniel Morris) of Colbert and Jamie and Mason Peacock of Duluth; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter (Sonya) James of Waycross; two sisters and brother-in-law, Brenda (Fred) Wheeler of Greensboro and Cathy James of Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, January 24 at 2 p.m. with visitation on Wednesday, January 23 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Terry C. James and Pastor Ned Davis officiating. Interment will follow the service at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
or the Crossroads Baptist Pavilion Fund, Hartwell.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.