James was born 1 Jan 1940 in Bellflower, CA.
He moved to Earlimart, CA and was orphaned by 17 Sep 1951 when his mother was killed in an auto accident. He then lived with his maternal aunt and uncle George and Amelia Orisio in Tulare, CA.
James worked in construction for 25 years in San Jose, Santa Cruz, and in the Central Coast.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Square Dancing, and tending to his home and garden.
He is survived by wife of 44 years Dolores, son Robert and wife Kari of Red Bluff, stepsons Chris Hollomon of Visalia, CA and Ken Hollomon of Arroyo Grande, sister Mary Brady of Fresno County, grandsons James and Carmen Vener, and Matt and Luke Simpson of Red Bluff, grand daughters Karen Vener of Idaho and Britnee Hollomon of Visalia. Also 10 great grandchildren, several cousins and nieces and nephews.
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