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William F. “Bill” James, age 87,

on Wednesday, 20 March 2019. Posted in Obituaries

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William F. “Bill” James, 87, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his home, with his daughters by his side.  He was vice president and general manager of Jim O’Neal Ford, where he and Jim were partners for over 50 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Jeffersonville, the Scottish Rite, and The Shriners Club.

He is survived by his beloved daughters Leigh Ann Meyer (Michael) of New Albany, IN, and Laurie J. Anderson (Michael) of Houston, TX:  His cherished grandchildren James Mitchell Meyer (Samantha), William Christian Meyer (Susanna), Ashley J. Tedder (Mike), Lauren E. Flynn (Patrick), and Hanna M. Anderson; and beautiful great-granddaughter Brenley J. Tedder.

He is preceded in death by his wife Betty Jo (Monroe) James; father Rudolph Buster James, Sr.; mother Helen Wilburn James; step-mother Louise Jackson James; brothers Rudolph B. James, Jr. and C.R. (Bob) James.  

Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home with burial to follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the New Albany Floyd Co. Animal Shelter and/or Adaptive Hospice in Jeffersonville.  


Comments (3)

  • JIm & Sally James

    20 March 2019 at 15:58 |
    We will miss our phone calls and story telling with Bill. He had a way with words and had a way of making you feel really special with every conversation. In reality it was Bill who was special! God's speed, Bill James!


  • Paul and Teresa Rutherford

    21 March 2019 at 19:10 |
    How heartbreaking. Bill was one of the kindest, most gentle man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He will be dearly missed by both Paul and me.


  • Charles Pooser

    23 March 2019 at 20:43 |
    Leigh Ann,
    So very sorry for the loss of your father. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.



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