TROY - James Lewis Waites, 77, of Troy, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in his residence.
He was born in Cookville, Tenn., on Feb. 5, 1936, the son of Herman and Margie (Stockton) Waites.
He is survived by his wife Shirley (Bayambago) Waites; three sons, John (Missy) Waites, Jesse (Jeni) Waites and Jamie (Kathy) Waites; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers and sisters, Grady Waites, Preston Waites, Pat O'Neil and Lennie Loftis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife Mary Waites in 1996.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, in the New Life Worship Center, 3350 Benchwood, Dayton, OH 45414.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church with Pastor Tom Friend and Bishop Ronald Coleman officiating.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City.
Memorial contributions may be made in James' memory to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502 Troy, OH 45373.
Services have been entrusted to the Blessing Funeral Home, Tipp City.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.blessingfh.com