Oklahoma City —
Services for Franklin Delano James Sr., 77, Oklahoma City, formerly of Ada, are Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church, 2122 Drinkwater Drive in Oklahoma City. The Rev. Dr. L.R. Drinkwater Sr. will officiate. The final viewing will be Monday 9-10 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Athens Cemetery near Ada.
Mr. James died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1936,at Stonewall to Willie and Myrtle Mae Brannon James. He lived in the Ada area as a child and attended Napier School.
Mr. James was a general laborer in the packing industry and also worked in the lawn care business for many years. He was a member of Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children: Daughters Kaye James, Theresa James, Karen James, Rene James, RosaLinda James, Dovietta Johnson and husband Derek, Lee James-Perry and husband Bill, and Charae Peters; Sons Frank James Jr, Bryant James and wife Georgia, Donald James, Stephen James, Rodney Peters, Kenneth Peters; 33 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a brother, David W. James Sr., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, five sisters, and one son, Dennis Ray James.
There will be a viewing at Criswell in Ada Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.