Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Robert Leon James, Casey Co., KY (1949-2012)

He was a member of a large, highly regarded family. He leaves 41 direct living descendants. He was a retired truck driver, an avid drag racing fan, and antiques collector and attended Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and will be accorded military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad and the Ft. Knox Honor Guard.
Click on headline for the full story and photo(s)

Robert Leon James, age 62, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 1pmET/12pm noon CT, Monday, February 27, 2012, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Cameron Cain officiating. Burial will follow in Casey County Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad and the US Army Fort Knox Honor Guard. Visitation is from 6pm-9pmET/5pm-8pmCt, Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the funeral home.

Robert Leon James, Casey Co., KY (1949-2012)

Born Tuesday, March 22, 1949, in Norton, VA, he was a son of the late Robert and Hannah Gilliam James. He died Thursday, February 23, 2012, in Liberty, Casey County, KY, at the age of 62 years, 11 months, and 1 day.

Leon was a US Army Vietnam Veteran. He was a retired truck driver, most recently driving for Campbell Trucking of Windsor, KY. He was an avid drag racing fan, often spending hours under the hood of his own drag cars. He enjoyed antiques and auctions and was always looking for a bargain. Leon attended the Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church.

Survivors include his dear wife, whom he wed in March 1981, Mary Ann Webster James

  • Sons: Robert L. James of Purdy, MO, and Darrin James and Rusty Sikes, both of Liberty, KY

  • Daughters: Melissa Moore of Purdy, MO, Lorie Rodgers and Tracey Bradley, both of Liberty, KY; Tammy Thomas of Dunnville, and Tina Whidden of Natchitoches, LA

  • Brother: Morris James

  • Sisters: Gereva Hunnicut and Nola James

  • Twenty grandchildren

  • And 13 great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roy L. James.

    Guestbook available at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.

    This story was posted on 2012-02-24 13:33:03
    Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
    Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Robert Leon James, Casey Co., KY (1949-2012)

2012-02-24 - 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY - Photo from McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, Liberty, KY.

Robert Leon James, Casey Co., KY (1949-2012)

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.