Francis James Jr. of Jones, MI passed away March 31, 2021. He was born in Flowerfield Township, St. Joseph County on December 17, 1935, the son of the late Francis and Grace (Timm) James Sr.

He graduated from Marcellus High School. He served nine years in the National Guard. Francis was a member of the Three Rivers Eagles for over 67 years. He worked for Excel Corp. for 22 years. He then retired after working for Dexter Axle 17 years. He married Billie (Baker) Kitch March 5, 1977, she passed away March 15, 2004.

He had one daughter Sandra, she passed away February 5, 2005. He had two step-sons, John and Mike Trovatore, they are deceased. Francis is survived by 5 grandchildren.

Francis has requested no services, a private burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

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