Paul Edward James, age 72, of Dorr, MI went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, July 18th, 2020.
Paul was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jessie (Newhouse) and George James; and brother Samuel.
He will be lovingly missed by Katy, his spouse of almost 46 years; daughter, Ann (James) Bingham; sons George and David; grandchild, Samuel; siblings, Richard (Linda), David (Rosemary), and Mary James; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Paul was a loving and caring husband and father who always led his family with strength and confidence. A proud veteran and entrepreneur, he spent his life modeling hard work and kindness toward others. Paul was a champion for education and recognized its importance in promoting a fulfilling life. He had an uncanny ability to recognize individual strengths, and relentlessly pushed those he loved to reach their greatest potential. Paul truly lived the American dream and carved out a path for others to do the same. His strong moral compass and adherence to the Ten Commandments will forever serve as our guide in the road ahead.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish, 2459 - 146th Ave., Byron Center, MI 49315.
The family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the Funeral Mass.
In honor of Paul and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Education Foundation. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcook.com.
The family wishes to thank nurses and staff of Metro Health Hospital for their loving and compassionate care.
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