J. Carl James, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from natural causes.
Carl was born April 5, 1924 in Provo, Utah, to Ferris and Vera James. Carl grew up on and around Muddy Ranch near Park Valley, Utah. He attended high school in Brigham City, and received a Master’s Degree from Utah State University in Logan. While there, he met Joyce Hendrickson, and they were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on June 30, 1948.
Carl served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He achieved the rank of Major and served as bombardier aboard B-24 and B-29 aircraft. Carl’s careers included teaching, animal husbandry, animal nutrition and livestock breeding and genetics. He excelled at formulating nutritional supplements for swine and cattle.
After retirement, Carl and Joyce moved to Evanston, Wyoming to be nearer their children and grandchildren, and later moved to Salt Lake City, Utah.
At various times, Carl enjoyed boxing, skeet shooting, hunting and fishing, benchrest shooting, building custom rifles, and golf. In his youth, he was an accomplished rodeo cowboy.
Carl is survived by his children, Brent C. (Eve) James, Carolyn (Sam) Giannini, Alan F. James, Blair C. (Jonna) James Greg C. (Bobbi) James; brothers, Lynn (Marcele) James and Sydney (Carolyn) James; sixteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce, daughter Sherry.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho. The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Fielding Memorial Park in Idaho Falls. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.