Obituaries » Joseph Hopkins James, IV
Joseph Hopkins James, IV, 75 of Washington, DC and Lynchburg, VA died on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Liberty Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born on June 26, 1946 in Selma, AL., he was the son of the late Francis Tarleton James, Jr. and Geneva Chellie Yelverton. He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Tarleton James, III and nephew, Glenn Yelverton James.
Joe was a graduate of Uniontown High School in Uniontown, AL and The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He and his wife met at Duddington’s in Washington, DC and had their first date on April 7, 1974. They attended a Baltimore Orioles double-header; the first game went 9 innings and the second went 10 innings. After that, they were married and together for 47 years and life-long baseball fans. He worked in personnel management with the Federal Government for 40 years, first at the Government Printing Office and then with the Department of Agriculture. Upon retirement he and his wife purchased a home on Garland Hill in Lynchburg and lovingly restored it making possible his favorite pastime of porch sitting while watching the world go by.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Wynne Taylor of Washington, DC and Lynchburg, VA, his brother, Glenn Knight James of Birmingham, AL, his nephews Matthew Caller James and his wife, Brittany of Wingate, NC, Francis Tarleton James, IV and his wife Tracy of Birmingham, AL, his nieces, Ellen Geneva James Stewart and her husband, Todd, of Ocoee, Florida, and Kathryn Brennan Taylor Rinehimer and her husband Kurt of Marietta, GA and 4 great nieces and nephews.
Interment will be private. Plans for a future service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution are encouraged to do so to a charity of their choosing.
Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.
Interment will be private. Plans for a future service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution are encouraged to do so to a charity of their choosing.
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