Cecil L. James

Cecil Lee James, 92, of Medford, Ore., passed Monday, June 28, 2010. Cecil was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Burden, Kans., to E.R. and Mary Ann (Quier) James.

In 1936, he married Mildred Diane Sumner. He and Mildred lived in various places in southern Oregon including Brookings, Sprague River, Klamath Falls, Jacksonville and Medford. He owned and operated the Richfield Truck Stop in Medford. He also had a construction business in Medford. In his younger days Cecil enjoyed racing at the Medford Posse Grounds, dancing, he had owned various airplanes and enjoyed flying. He was a past Lions Club member. Cecil is survived by daughter, Juanita Gillaspey, of Medford, Ore.; son, Markey James, of Jacksonville, Ore.; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife, parents, two sisters, one brother; a daughter, Cecelia Kay James; two grandsons, one great-grandson, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 2, 2010, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Chapel, Medford, Ore., with a reception to follow. Cecil will be interred next to Mildred at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Medford Senior Center. Arrangements are being handled by Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, Medford, Ore., 541-773-6162, www.hillcrestmortuary.com.