Robert L. "Bob" James Jr., age 82, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at his residence.

Crafton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cremation was chosen. There was no service or visitation.

A native of Simpson County, he was the son of the late Robert L. James Sr. and Kathleen Temple James.

He was owner and operator of Tri County Stone.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce James, the mother of his surviving children, Rob James and wife Terri, Steve James and wife Melissa and Katie Caudill and husband Todd. He is also survived by his wife -- Brenda James and her daughter, Kara Milbrath and husband Terry; sister, Jill Broderson and husband Sid; eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Potter's Children Home, Wounded Warriors or the Salvation Army.

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