OBITUARY: David Roy James


With great sadness, we announce the passing of David Roy James, who left us on December 15, 2023. He was a beloved community member and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

David was born on June 25, 1941, in Old Hickory.

He was a kind and caring person who always put his family first. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a cherished friend. His family was his greatest source of joy, and he always made sure to spend quality time with them.

David dedicated his life to his passions, including church, singing, and yard sales. He was a devout member of the 1st Baptist Church of Mount Juliet, where he served as a deacon for many years.

In addition to his love for singing, David also had a passion for yard sales! He loved a good sale! He often spent weekends scouring garage sales and flea markets for unique and exciting finds or deals.

David’s love for his family was evident in everything he did. He worked hard to provide for them, and his dedication to his job was matched only by his commitment to his loved ones. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

David is preceded in death by his parents, E D James and Eura James.

He is survived by his spouse, Mildred James, his sister Faye, his children, Nicole Ward (David) and Nate James’ and grandchildren, Reece, Parker, Abbey, and Josh. He will be remembered for his kind heart, infectious smile, and unwavering love for his family.

The family will receive friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Mount Juliet, TN, on Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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