Oscar Aaron James, known to his many friends as “O.A.” passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, August 18, in Soddy Daisy, TN.
O.A. and his wife, Ann, moved to Las Vegas from their home in Tennessee in 1960, when he accepted a job with Bonanza Airlines. Like many others, he went through the original merger working for Airwest and Hughes Airwest for 18 years. They moved to Overton, NV in 1980, and resided there until July 1997, when they returned to Bakewell, TN, near Chattanooga because of his illness.
O.A. was a member of the Dayton, TN Lodge #512, F&AM, and the Alhambra Shrine. He also served 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Welch James; brother, Bill James, Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Louise Dickerson, Dayton TN, and Reba James, Las Vegas, NV; and several nieces and nephews.
His wife Ann may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
submitted by Ted Smith