Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes - Serenity Gardens Chapel
3350 Mall Hill Drive
Lakeland, FL
JAMES, Jr., 83

LAKELAND - Luther 'Jeff' J. James, Jr., 83, passed away at his home on May 12, 2017, surrounded by his family. Jeff had fought a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Jeff was born and raised in Lakeland, FL. He was married for 60 years to Barbara Britt James, who preceded him in death on May 15, 2016. Jeff graduated from Lakeland High School, Class of 1952. He served in the United States Army, being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserves after attaining the rank of Sergeant. He worked 41 years with the railroad, retiring from CSX Transportation in 1996.
Jeff is survived by his daughter, Vicki Spears of Lakeland; son Glenn James (Mary) of Polk City, FL, granddaughter Brittany Spears of Newport, NC; and 26 nieces and nephews. In addition to Barbara, he was preceded in death by his parents, L.J. and Clemmie James; brothers Dewey, Howard, Vernon, and Marshall; and sisters Daisy Blondena, Gilda, and Evelyn.
Visitation at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, 3350 Mall Hill Drive, Lakeland, FL 33810 on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Alzheimer's disease research, Vitas Hospice or Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch.

Published by The Ledger from May 17 to May 18, 2017.
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Vicki and Glenn I am so sorry for your loss as well as your mom.
I just found out about both of them when doing research on Ancestry. I have very fond memories of both of your parents. My dad was Vernon James.
Your cousin,
Dalyce Jan James
June 14, 2017
Sorry for your loss Jeff we'll be missed!
Gary &Gay Butlers
May 18, 2017
Glenn and family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your Father.
Elaine Dallas
May 17, 2017
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