Larry C. James, age 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Larry was born on December 21, 1949 in Gideon, MO, a son of the late Cecil James and Velma (Newton) James.
On September 16, 1977, Larry married Paula “Penny” Planitz, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Larry retired as a custodian from Six Mile Regional Library District, Granite City, IL, in 2018 after many years of dedicated service. He loved spending time with his family, watching westerns and sports, taking care of his yard and walking his dog, Wilson. Larry will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Larry is survived by his devoted wife of forty-two years, Penny James of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Patsy (Howard) Black and Bryan James; proud uncle to Tim (Rebekah) Black, Jason (Kirsten) Black, Ryan Black and Brittany (Chris) Kilmer; proud great-uncle to Miles, Asher, Jaedyn, Judah, Jordyn, Abel, Arrow, Emily and Scott; extended family and many dear friends.
Our dear husband, brother and uncle, deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time a private visitation and funeral will be held. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. Donations may be mailed to Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
December 21, 1949 - March 22, 202012/21/194903/22/2020
Larry C. James
2 Trees have been planted in memory of Larry James.