Larry Paul James

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Larry Paul James

May 19, 1950 - October 04, 2018

Larry Paul James, 68, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born May 19, 1950, in Anderson, and lived in the area his entire life. He was a member of the Anderson High School Class of 1968.
Larry married Cathy Phillips on Nov. 1, 1969. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, he worked at Delphi for 30 years, retiring in 2001.
He was a lifetime member of United Auto Workers Local 662. He coached baseball in both Little League and Babe Ruth League. He also enjoyed golfing and bowling, as evidenced by his participation in various leagues throughout the years. He was also past president of the Anderson Men's Bowling Association.
Larry is survived by his wife, Cathy James; children, Tisha O'Neill of Franklin and Toby James of Anderson; grandchildren, Katie and Abigail O'Neill and Tyler and Alexis James; brother, Ron (Judy) James of Anderson; sister-in-law, Carol Phillips of Anderson; and two nephews and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary (Smith) James; mother-in-law, Mildred Phillips; and brother-in-law, Bernus Phillips.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with Larry's brother, Ron James officiating.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Shrine Club, 2419 White St., Anderson, IN 46012.
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Published on October 5, 2018
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5 posts

Steve Perkins
Oct 06, 2018
To Cathy & the kids, loved Larry and his friendship. Will miss him, R I P my friend,
Phil Hexamer
Oct 05, 2018

I am so sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. As you know quite well Larry and I had a lot of fun together growing up. We played a lot of ball, hung out at Wilson’s and of course got into a little mischief from time to time. I have some really fond memories of Larry. I know he will be missed greatly by you and the rest of your family. You have my most sincere condolences at this difficult time.

Brenda Hughes Cobb
Oct 05, 2018
So sorry to hear about Larry. We were classmates at Anderson High. So sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear about Larry. We were classmates at Anderson High. So sorry for your loss.
Oct 05, 2018
Jody Pierce
Oct 05, 2018
Cathy and Family -

What can anyone say to make things better? Larry was a special High School friend. I spend much time with you and Larry in the band in those days which provided us with opportunities to go places, do things, and experience events that we may not ever have been able to do. We had fun and most of all, Larry had fun and made many, many friends that will miss him.

I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you. RIP Larry.