December 25, 1960 - July 20, 2015
Carl James, Jr. was born on December 25,1960 in Franfurt, Germany. Carl, Jr. was the youngest of three children born to Carl and Emily Dixon James,Sr. Raised in a military family provided him exposure to foreign and domestic locals including Frankfurt, Germany, Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington State prior to arriving in Sumter, South Carolina. Carl learned a few German words as a toddler and enjoyed being an “Army Brat” maintaining friendships since childhood. Carl was a graduate of Sumter High School in the Class of 1979 and attended the University of South Carolina. He was first employed at Wendy’s at the age of fifteen as a crew member and worked his way to store manager, until he was disabled. In 1974 he joined the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church family, where he was welcomed with open arms and served in numerous capacities throughout his forty years of service which included: The Gospel Choir, Usher Board, Class Leader, Sons of Allen Finance Committee, Social Action Committee, and the Breakfast Ministry. Carl was active with the Youth N.A.A.C.P. and once served as President . Carl’s loving and thoughtful personality allowed him to share his gifts and talents whenever they were needed. Mr. James enjoyed attending James Family Reunions which took place in Maryland, New York City, Chicago, Florida, and Georgia. One of Carl’s favorite activities included watching the TV show Star Trek (from the Old to the New Generation). Carl especially enjoyed his recent trip to Biloxi, Mississippi with the Lincoln High School Class of 1952. Those left to cherish his memories are: his parents Carl and Emily James, Sumter; one sister, Sheila A. James, Augusta, Georgia; one brother Arnold B. (Aida) James, Fredrick, Maryland: five aunts: Edith (Malachi) Wells, Shirley A. James, Ella "Tish" (James) Wells, Sarah Chiles, Ella M. (John) Gooden; one uncle, Charles James; one grand aunt, Ruby Billie; two nieces, Ani` and Ave` James; very special family members Taith and Tonya Ivey;and a host of dear relatives and friends.
Carl James, Jr. was born on December 25,1960 in Franfurt, Germany. Carl, Jr. was the youngest of three children born to Carl and Emily Dixon James,Sr. Raised in a military family provided him exposure to foreign and domestic locals including... View Obituary & Service Information
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