STATHAM – William Charles “W.C.” James, 75, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 21, 2013.
He was the son of the late William Charles “Charlie” and Kelsie James of Powellton.
A native of Sparta, he graduated from the University of Georgia and served eight years as an Army Captain at Fort Benning in Columbus. He retired after 38 years of service from the U.S. Soil, Water and Conservation Division serving in offices all around the State of Georgia. After retiring with his last office in Watkinsville, he moved to Statham and was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church. He was an avid Civil War historian, enjoyed farming, horses, gardening, spending time with his grandchildren, and was most often seen in his cowboy hat and boots.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 53 years, Gloria Mock James, Statham; two sons, the Rev. Terry James and wife Judy, Colbert, and William Charles “Bill” James III (Jeff Keen), Ila; a daughter, Susan James and husband Scott Peacock, Duluth; three grandchildren, Kelsey James and fiancé Daniel Morris, Colbert, and Jamie and Mason Peacock, Duluth; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter (Sonya) James, Waycross; two sisters and brother-in-law, Brenda (Fred) Wheeler, Greensboro, and Cathy James, Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 24, at 2 p.m., from Smith Funeral Home with visitation on Wednesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Rev. Terry C. James and Pastor Ned Davis will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Crossroads Baptist Pavilion Fund, Hartwell, GA.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.