James Richard Ainesworth, 65, of Nowata, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 after a five year battle with cancer.
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Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in the Walker-Brown Chapel with Reverend Lawrence Green officiating. Interment will be held in the Nowata Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.
James was born November 9, 1948 at the Claremore Indian Hospital to Robert Allen and Mary Ruth (Jones) Ainesworth. He was raised in Alluwe, OK. James loved his family, listening to country music and enjoyed western movies. He owned ABC Recycling and upon retirement relinquished ownership to his son James Ainesworth Jr.
James is survived by two sons; Robert A. Ainesworth and wife Chirsty, James R. Ainesworth Jr. and wife Sandra. Four daughters; Jeanie K. Graham and husband Dale, Mary R. Ainesworth and David Trigg, Peggy Ainesworth and Justin Pack, Brenda S. Deutsch and husband Troy. Brothers; Tony Ainesworth, Joe Ainesworth and Robin Ainesworth of Bartlesville, Mike Ainesworth of Kansas and Eddie Ainesworth of Kansas. Three sisters; Bobbie Winters of Kansas, Dondi Henry of Bartlesville and Tandi Fields of New Jersey. He was blessed with 24 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Ainesworth, one son, Marvin Ray Ainesworth, grandchildren, Courtney Jean Ellis and Cody Blake Young. Three brothers; David Ainesworth, Dennis "Dino" Ainesworth, Marvin Ainesworth and sister, Benita "Wigi" Ainesworth Black.
There will be a luncheon for family and friends at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Bartlesville American Legion.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.walkerbrownfuneralhome.com.
Walker-Brown Funeral Home
4201 Southeast Nowata Road Bartlesville, OK 74006
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Jan. 5 to Feb. 4, 2014