The Angels rejoiced on May 11, 2014. Sam James went to Heaven to be heard and seen. Fifty-nine years ago when he was born. His life touched so many that now will morn. He grew up in Valliant during his life and that?s where he lived with Penny his wife. He was a husband, dad and a terrific gramps. He was our strength and a lighted lamp. He also had a special friend, his dog Shep. That followed him everywhere he took a step. He loved outside especially to hunt and fish. And being a logger was his career wish. When looking over his life in the end the most important were his family and friends. If there is one thing Sam wanted people to see that he loved Christ and Christ loved he. So no need to be worried and sad today. Sam James is in Heaven forever he will stay. Sam leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Penny James; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Carl Keith, of West Des Moines, Iowa; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Ashley James, of Jenks, OK, daughter, Chelcey Graham of Idabel, OK; five grandchildren, Josie Graham of Idabel, OK, Halle? Keith, Gracyn Keith and Jackson Keith all of West Des Moines, Iowa and Tucker James of Jenks, OK; sister, Shirley Smith of Valliant, OK; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lewis and Marilyn James of Bethel, OK, Benny and Terrie James, of Valliant, OK; special nephew/son, Shawn Harmon of Idabel, OK, several nephews, nieces and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton James, J.J. and Clara Mae Walker.Cemetery:Slater Memorial Cemetery Wright City, Oklahoma \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sam James, please visit our floral store.