Bobby Carl James
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Bobby Carl James, age 86, husband of the late Alice Beckham James, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Born in Liberty, South Carolina, Bobby was the son of the late Carl Daniel James and Novella Owens James. A graduate of Gastonia High School, he attended Appalachian State Teacher's College. He was a retired Lab Supervisor at Celanese Corporation and Firestone Textile Company, and also worked with the US Customs Service.
Bobby and Alice met and married in Gastonia, NC. During their 63 years together, they also lived in Rock Hill, SC and North Myrtle Beach, SC. An avid softball player and occasional coach for many years, Bobby was also a connoisseur of British situation comedy, a voracious reader, and a gifted calligrapher. He showed off his considerable dancing talents during his beach years, when he and Alice were members of the OD Shag Club.
Mr. James is survived by his son, Billy James and his wife Polly; his daughter, Lori James Carter and her husband Todd; grandchildren David James, Andy James, James Carter, Mary Carter, and Peter Carter. He will be remembered and missed by many, especially his lifelong friend Dean Atkinson.
A private memorial service will be held by the immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would much appreciate a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park
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