Charles James Sr.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Charles James Sr.

CHAFFEE, Mo. — Charles "Toot" James Sr., 78, of Chaffee passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born in Lutesville, Mo., to the late Henry and Annie James James. He moved to Chaffee in 1993 from Kankakee, Ill.

He spent his career as a boiler room operator at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant in Joliet, Ill. "Toot" was a member of the New Life Gospel Church in Scott City and of Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810.

Survivors include two sons, Chuck (Sally) James of Fruitland, Donald W. James of Pocahontas; a daughter, Nancy (Gary) Lambert of Jackson; a brother, Hadley James of Arbor, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry James; a brother, John "Muck" James; and a granddaughter.

The funeral will be at noon today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, with the Rev. Jack Owens officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park Cemetery in Advance, Mo.