Johnny Edwards James, age 87, of Jacksonville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2022. He was born in Childres, Texas on June 29, 1935 to A.C. James and Jessie Grussendorf.
In 1962, Johnny opened Jacksonville Starter and Generator. He owned and operated this business until he retired in 1997. He loved hunting and fishing and especially loved going to the mountains with his grandkids. Johnny enjoyed being outside and working at the garden, and most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.
Johnny is preceded in death by his parents A.C. and Jessie James; sisters Audrey Capshaw, Leona Burnley, and Wanda Treadway; brothers Dewey James and W.C. Adams; and grandson Joshua Rickett..
Johnny leaves behind his wife of 67 years Willie Mae James; sons Larry James (Sheila) and Dewayne James (Jennifer); grandchildren Jessica Wrentz (Richard), Jacob James, Allison James, Samantha James, and Jonathan James; great-grandchild Oliver Wrentz; and many more extended family members and friends too numerous to name.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 9, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral Service will follow on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am at First Assembly of God; 221 North Elm Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com
To view a tribute slideshow of Johnny, please follow the link provided below.