Gordon LaMar James, 75, of Marbleton, passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 7.
Gordon was born June 8, 1943, in Murray, Utah, to Ivan Myron and Emma Lucille (Johnson) James. He graduated from Big Piney High School in 1961. He married his sweetheart Sharon Warr on June 1, 1974. Together they were blessed with four children Mitchell, Matthew, Angela and Roger. Gordon worked the majority of his life in the oil and gas fields of Sublette County, most of that time as a backhoe operator. He also drove truck and was a drag racer.
He was known for fishing without bait, hunting without a license, cutting firewood without a permit and telling stories without tact or a point. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gordon is survived by his wife Sharon James; children, Mitchell (Brandi) James, Matthew (Angela) James, Angela James, Roger (Kristi) James; grandchildren, Airabella James, Zaquery James, Samuel James, McKayla James, Arikka James, Shannon James and Derek James and Conner Visser, Kael Visser and Logan Visser.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and brother Gregory Lee James.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Big Piney L.D.S. Church; viewing was conducted hour prior to the service at the church. Interment followed in the Plainview Cemetery.
We will miss his laugh, we will miss his half-true stories. We will miss his ill-timed, inappropriate humor. We will miss sitting on the lake all day fishing. The thing we will miss the most will be his smile whenever he was with his grandkids. We know it is them that have kept him going for so many years. We love you and miss you Dad.