Kevin Ralph James was born June 28, 1953, in Baytown, Texas, to Ralph James, Jr., and Sylvia Price Jonas. He died Monday, November 21, 2016, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 63 years. Kevin was reared and educated in Channelview, Texas, and graduated with the Channelview High School Class of 1971. He continued his education attending University of Houston where he earned his Bachelor of Technology in Air Conditioning Design in 1977. Kevin was married October 14, 1977, at the Forever and Always Wedding Chapel in Houston, Texas, to Jane Martha Dunlop. His working life began as a Cessna pilot and instructor for five years, then as an air conditioner engineer and designer. He finished his career as a kitchen designer with Home Depot for 15 years receiving multiple awards and recognition. Kevin enjoyed a variety of pastimes, especially building and fixing his own computer. He was an avid gun collector and would spend time target shooting. Reading and writing were an interest and included writing and publishing a book. He also enjoyed planes, sport cars, traveling, teasing his sisters, sci-fi movies, studying the Bible, and listening to music.
Loving family members include;
Denise Stiemke and husband Dave, of Lakewood, Colorado
Erin James, of Fort Worth, Texas
Brother; Dustin James and wife Theresa, of Houston, Texas
Debbie Kocian, of New Braunfels, Texas
Crispin Ruiz and husband Paul, of Manachaca, Texas
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Jane on May 19, 2016.
Funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Leonard Pirtle officiating. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Marion Medical Mission, 1412 Shawnee Drive, Marion, Illinois, 62959. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you all are going through. All of the James family was special to me and profoudly shaped my life. You are in my prayers.
— Carole Preston Stringer, Friday – November 25, 2016
I was so sad to hear of Kevin’s passing. His Mother was my favorite teacher. I will miss Kevin’s sly wit and his decency. Prayers and hugs for his family and friends.
— Nancy Johnson Powell, Wednesday – November 30, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – December 2, 2016
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Kevin James to:
Marion Medical Mission
1412 Shawnee Drive
Marion, IL 62959