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Donald Wayne James

February 23, 1947 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 75)


Donald Wayne James, 75, of Cleveland, Ohio, went home to be with his

Lord and Savior on July 31, 2022. He was born in Pratt City, Alabama

on February 23, 1947.  He was predeceased by his parents Mack James,

Beatrice (Crawford) Wagner, and Stepfather Elvin James Wagner, Sr.


He excelled in all his scholastic years, graduated from East Technical

High School and attended Alabama A&M College for 2 years. He

believed unwavering in the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, baptized at

a young age, and was a deacon at his Church. He served in the United

States Army and was employed by General Electric Company until

its closing, loved bowling, playing backgammon and pool, but most

important spending quiet moments with the Lord Jesus Christ, reading

his Bible.


Donald is survived by his spouse of 27 years, Deborah James,

brother; Elvin James (Paulette) Wagner, Jr., sister; Terry Ann Wagner,

daughters; Yolanda (Anthony) Strothers, Lisa James, stepdaughter;

Nicole Evans, Stepson; Ricky Chavers (deceased), Family: seven nieces, three nephews, five grand-children,

seven great grand-children, extended relatives and friends.


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