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Freddie B. James Sr.

February 21, 1939 June 26, 2018
Freddie B.  James Sr.
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Obituary for Freddie B. James Sr.
Funeral services for Freddie B. James Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Silver Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Rufus Goins officiating. Burial will follow in Rosepine Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service.
The family of Mr. James will be receiving friends for a visitation from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th at Jeane’s Funeral Service.
Mr. James was born on February 21, 1939, and passed away on June 26, 2018, at the age of 79. He was a 1957 graduate of Rosepine High School and retired after a distinguished oil field career. Mr. James pulled himself up from his boot straps when he didn’t have any boot straps. He began his career as a floor hand and continued up the ladder by becoming a derrick man, driller, tool pusher, company rep consultant, superintendent, and general superintendent. Mr. James distinguished himself as a top consultant for Kuwait Oil and received many outstanding performance certificates. His team outperformed every other team during the Kuwait oil fires by putting out the most fires during the shortest period of time. Mr. James was a courageous man and an outstanding supervisor. He led by example and everyone enjoyed his leadership. Mr. James was a loving, giving, and caring man with a great sense of humor who loved to tell stories and jokes. He loved and honored his parents, brother, and sisters. After 46 years, he was reunited with the love of his life, his first wife Barbara.
Mr. James was preceded in death by his parents, Ersel and Jewel James, sister, Frankie Nichols, and niece, Lisa.
Left to cherish their memories of Freddie are his life partner, Barbara Stanley
Sons: Freddie B. James Jr. and wife Kari of Anchorage, AK; Lesley Gene James of Anchorage, AK; David James and wife Amanda of San Antonio, TX; Andrea James and wife Ruth of Dallas, TX; and Neil James of Many, LA
Daughter: Gloria Ann Landstad and husband Robert of Dallas, TX
Brothers: Billy Ray James and wife Barbara of Alexandria, LA; Wallace James and wife Judy of Rosepine, LA; Dewayne James and wife Katie of Texas, Gary James and wife Sharon of Jonesville, LA, and DeVaughn James of Rosepine, LA.
Sisters: Charlotte Whidden and husband Bill and Patricia Reynolds and husband Gary of Arizona
Ten grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews
Special friends: Josie Calhoun, sister-in-law Jeanette Jean, Susan Myer, Charnal Bailey, Kyle James, and Red Adair.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne “Sonny” James, Gary James, DeVaughn James, Lesley James, Floyd Dean Stanley, and Justin Stanley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Ray James, Wallace James, and Don Jean.
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6:00 PM 6/30/2018 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6/30/2018 9:00:00 PM
Jeane's Funeral Service

100 E Union St.
Leesville, LA 71446

Jeane's Funeral Service
100 E Union St. Leesville 71446 LA
United States





2:00 PM 7/1/2018 2:00:00 PM
Silver Creek Baptist Church

950 Silver Creek Baptist Church
Leesville, LA 71446

Silver Creek Baptist Church
950 Silver Creek Baptist Church Leesville 71446 LA
United States

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Rosepine Cemetery Final Resting Place

Vernon Parish
Rosepine, LA 71446

Vernon Parish Rosepine 71446 LA
United States

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