James is a home boy, graduating from Aycock High School.
After retiring from the service he came back to Rockdale and went to work for TXU and then Alcoa—a total of 40 years in all. James retired in 2007 but that didn't keep him down, it only got him more busy.
He is chairman of the deacons in Rising Star Baptist Church, a member of the Little River Basin Master Gardeners, on the Rockdale Federal Credit Union Board, on the Bartlett Electric board, on the Farm Service Agency board and on Brazos Electric board.
He also likes woodworking and built an arbor for the butterfly garden in Veterans' Memorial Park.
He stays busy with these activities plus his six grandchildren.
We appreciate James for the time he gives to our community to make it better.
We also appreciate Love's Flowers & Gifts and El Torito Mexican Restaurant for the gifts they provide our local hero each week.
If you would like to nominate a local hero, those who work selflessly for our community, call the Chamber of Commerce at 446- 2030. This honor will be given to people who work hard to make our community better.—Denice Doss, Chamber president