Robert James

Westminster – Robert Dewey James, 77, husband of the late Bonnie Sue Foley James, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Cottingham Hospice House.


Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, Robert was the son of the late Dewey Dow Taylor and Ada Lee Carpenter James.  Robert retired from Clarksville Memorial Hospital in the Maintenance Department and was a self-employed auto mechanic.  Robert was a proud and dedicated United States Navy Veteran having served on the USS Raleigh during the Vietnam Era, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the 23 Pythagoras Lodge of Clarksville, Tennessee, and was very mechanically inclined.   Robert will be affectionally remembered as a loving dad who was dedicated to his family.


Left to cherish his memory are his children, Tina Denene James Rhodes (Ricky), John Dewey Lee James (Lori), Charles Wayne James, Nancy Elizabeth “Beth” Walker (Heather Elizabeth); brothers, Jimmy Bumpus; sister, Daisy Yount; and grandchildren, Katie Elizabeth Nicole Rhodes and Mitchell Lee Vaughan.


In addition to his wife and parents, Robert is preceded in death by his brothers, Rick Smith, Carl James, Orville James; sister, Nancy Walker; and grandson, Ethan Caleb Taylor James.


A memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Big Rock Tennessee at a later date.  Robert will be laid to rest at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in West Hopkinsville, Kentucky.


The family is at their respective homes.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s memory may be made to a Veterans Association or a Children’s Hospital of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting