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Nelson "Buddy" James, Jr.
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Obituary for Nelson "Buddy" James, Jr.

Nelson "Buddy" James, Jr. age 87 of Pikeville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center.
He was owner/operator of Spotlight Restaurant and a United States Postal Service Mail Carrier. He attended Main Street Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War in the 7th Division of the 31st Regiment of Fox Company. He was awarded a medal for Marksmanship and the Good Conduct Award and he was a survivor the Pork Chop Ridge Battle.
Buddy was born at McVeigh, Kentucky on September 18, 1930 the son of the late Nelson and Bertha Smith James.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ann Bevins James on October 3, 2008. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Corbet James and one sister, Hazel Anderson.
He is survived by two brothers, Clyde (Betsy) James of Canada, Ky. and Roy James of Ohio and one sister, Rhonda Smith of Varney, West Virginia and a sister-in-law, Kathy James of Pinsonfork, Ky.

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6:00 PM
J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home

703 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501





2:00 PM
J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home

703 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

With Keith Blackburn and Josh Allen officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be T. J. Ford, Robert Helvey, Ralph Scott, Doug Young, Corbet James Jr. and Robbie McKinney. Military Rites will be conducted at the cemetery by Johns Creek DAV Chapter 166

Cemetery Details


Annie E. Young Cemetery

Chloe Road
Shelbiana, Ky. 41501


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