William Terrill James, age 88, of Golden City, passed away September 27, 2019, at Good Shepherd Community Care. Bill was born August 10, 1931 in Lebanon, MO to George Farmer James and Vesta (Todd) James. On April 30, 1949, William married Juanita L. Fanning. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 until 1954. He worked for Consolidated Freight Ways in Kansas City, MO for 35 years and as an auctioneer for 25 years. After retiring, he spent several years as a mechanic for Fanning Service Center in Golden City, MO. Bill loved to fish and hunt and was very proud of his Brittany hunting dogs. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Golden City, helping to remodel the sanctuary, parsonage and family life center.Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Juanita; a sister, Ruthe James; brothers-in-law, Delbert (Lena) Fanning and Gene (Sue) Fanning; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Glen) York; and loved by several nieces and nephews.Preceding Bill in death were his parents; a brother, Robert James; four sisters, Darcus Foster, Ella Singleton, Glyda Darnell and Farron Godfrey.Service will be 7:00 pm Monday, September 30, 2019, at First Christian Church, Golden City.The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, at the church. Contributions are suggested and made payable to First Christian Church I.O.O.F Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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