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Bobby James

October 22, 1936 — December 2, 2021

DURHAM- Mr. Bobby James, 85, passed away on December 2, 2021.

Mr. James was born October 22, 1936 to the late Jimmie and Lucille James. Bobby attended Freedom Baptist Church. He was a member of Bethesda Ruritan Club and Teamsters Union. Bobby was a truck driver with Pilot Freight Carriers where he retired from Teamsters Union after 31 years.

Bobby and Yolanda enjoyed dancing and traveling with their friends. When their children were young the family camped for many years, which led to some of their best childhood memories. Bobby also enjoyed car races and became an expert sleeper. He was a devoted husband and father who will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Bobby is preceded in death by his son, Bobby Odell James Jr.; and his brothers, Charles Allen James and Jimmie Floyd James.

Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 64 years whom he adored, Yolanda Byrd James; daughters, Debbie James Haskins (Guy) and Barbara Gail James (Anna); grandchildren, Patrick Haskins (Jessica), Timothy James (Cynthia), Kayla James, and Joshua James; great-grandson, Jasper; sister, Norma Paschall; beloved dog, Jesse James, which he named; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Patrick Haskins, Timothy James, Lewis Woods, Ricky Ashley, Chuck Anderson, Jeff Paige, Johnny Umbehant, and Joshua James

A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Hudson Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Tim Wheeler. A visitation will be held one hour prior from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

Flowers are welcomed.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the Duke HomeCare and Hospice Team.

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Rd, Durham, NC 27704

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