On December 20, 1964 he united in marriage with Carolyn McKay Powell who survives. To this fifty-one-year union two children survive: Cara Wynn Powell and her husband Randy Cole and James Allen "Jay" and his wife Suzanna Powell.
Also surviving are his grandchildren: David and Caitlyn Cole and Dylan and Kallie Powell and his siblings: Geneva Denney, Kathleen Burkhart and HM Powell with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends to mourn his passing.
James worked for several years in the clothing industry as a machine technician, but farming was always his passion. He had accepted Christ as his Savior as a young man and was a member of the Clay Hill Baptist Church at the time of his passing.
Visitation is Wednesday from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Funeral Service is Thursday at 3 P.M. at Hickey and Son Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment is in Elk Spring Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.