Ernest Edward James, age 81, Inverness, died Nov. 7, 2013, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County.
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Ernest was born March 29, 1932, in Bath, Maine, to the late Ernest C. and Melva (Bixby) James. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Ernest was an iron worker for Iron Workers Local No. 292 in Michigan for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. A devoted family man, he also enjoyed woodworking and stained glass art.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Rose Marie James; sons Michael (Denise) James, Inverness, and Robert (Carey) James, New Buffalo, Mich.; his daughter Terri Lee (Pat) Logan, Inverness; his siblings Kevin James, Bill James and Valerie Hincley, all of Wiscasset, Maine; Frances Cray, Richmond, Maine, and Mamie Chapman, Dresden, Maine; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Frank and George; and a sister, Iona.
A graveside memorial service with military honors will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Memorial donations in Ernest's memory are suggested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 10, 2013