Keith Earl James

October 10, 1955 – March 14, 2022

A memorial service for Mr. Keith Earl James of Carrollton will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Old Union Church of Christ in Carrollton. Rev. Lanny Haley and Rev. Chad Bowen will officiate the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike LeBlanc, Jack Turner, Rickey James, Eddie Jones, Chris Jones, Patrick Germany, Malcolm Bennett, and Dennis Joiner.

The family will receive guests Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Old Union Church of Christ.

Mr. James, 66, passed away Monday, March 14, 2022 at his residence in Carrollton. He was born October 10, 1955 to Howard and Ruby McGehee James. He was a retired inspector for the Corps of Engineers.

Mr. James is survived by his wife, Rita Kendall James of North Carrollton; sons, Greg James (Kellye) of Winona and Eric James of Greenwood; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one on the way; five nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Sue Duke of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Paula James Jones and Marsha James Joiner.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities at

21 thoughts on “Keith Earl James

  1. Keith was a super cool guy. I thought the world of him. Sorry for your loss Greg & family. Prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ


  2. We are so sorry about Keith. We have so many good memories of him over the past years. We love you, Rita, and have you and your boys and their families in our prayers.


  3. Being called a special cousin is such a great honor. Iโ€™m so thankful. Certainly Keith was a special cousin to me, as were his sisters, Paula and Marsha. They shall remain in my most precious memories, together with my sister, Linda. We grew up more like siblings than cousins. Much love and many prayers for the family that remains (wife, children, grandchildren and a great grandchild. ) May God bless and comfort you as you walk through this valley. Remember, we do have hope and can see them again if we know Jesus. In Him is our salvation, comfort and peace. Love you all. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœ๏ธ


  4. My friend/cousin, you are missed and loved. I have sweet memories of us playing in the gullies of Carroll county where we grew up two hills apart. You were always so smart in school and I was so pleasantly surprised when you asked me to help you study chemistry. That did worlds of good for my self esteem! We aced that chemistry too, thanks in part to our great chemistry teacher, ms Linda Herbert.


  5. We continue to pray foe the family during this difficult time. (Bro Jerry McNeer and Hillside Baptist Church)๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ


  6. Since I heard of Keithโ€™s passing, I have had so many fond memories to surface. You will have a place in my heart always. My sincerest sympathies for all of your family and your dear friends.


  7. Sorry for your loss Rita , praying for you and your family! If I can help you in any way please let me know! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™love Rose ๐ŸŒน


  8. So sorry to hear of the loss of Keith! I loved being a part of the James family. Keith always kept in touch with me even after I was no longer officially part of the family. Prayers for peace & comfort to Rita, Greg, Eric & the rest of the family. Keith will be missed.


  9. So sorry for your loss Rita. Always enjoyed talking with Keith at Post Office. Seems like all my friends are leaving this earth. MAY GOD BLESS


  10. I shall always remember his great sense of humor! You will be missed by so many. My prayers are with Rita, Greg,family and friends! Lots of love!


  11. My condolences Rita and family. So sorry to hear about Keith. He was my best friend growing up and we shared many adventures- camping, fishing, hunting, and especially cruising. Motorcycles, music, and concerts with friends. Many fond memories of a very special guy.


  12. Rita, Cassie and I were saddened with the news of Keith. I will always remember him with a smile. We had many of a traveled mile filled with laughter and no matter how much time between getting together we continued our friendship with more laughter. Remember good times and blessings to you and family


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