Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Billy Wayne James

Born: 12/22/1934

Died: 2/2/2009

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Billy Wayne James, 74, of Tahlequah passed away February 2, 2009. He was born December 22, 1934, to Jacob and Edna Ila James of Talihina.

Mr. James was a veteran who served in Korea and Japan. He retired from USPHS Indian hospital in Claremore.

He enjoyed reading the Bishinik paper from cover to cover. He also liked to go fishing.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Washington of Calera and Lisa Wolbert of Sallisaw; sons, Derrell and David James of Okmulgee; sisters, Carol Smith and Brenda Campbell of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Patsy James of Okmulgee. There are 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren who all loved him very much.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Choctaw Nation Color Guard for attending the funeral.