James was an engineer for GM and retired in 1988, spent many winters in Florida, and traveled around in his motor home throughout the United States. He was known as “Mr. Fix-It” and he owned nearly every tool known to man.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 25 years, Nancy; children, Lee Ann (Jeff) Campbell and Lynn Ellen (Brian) Denison; stepchildren, Linda Van Every and Mary Ellen (Stan) Williams; 5 grandchildren; 4 stepgrandchildren; 9 step-great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Jane Claytor. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson James Brooks.
A celebration of James’ life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Lansing Food Bank or Great Lakes Caring Hospice.