Terry James Obituary, Death – Terry James, a resident of Detroit, Michigan has unexpectedly passed away. Terry James was born on July 27 in Goodland, Kansas to Marvin and Shirley (Revert) James. He was the oldest of four children raised on his family’s farm 18 miles northeast of Burlington. He was the oldest of four siblings. He attended Plainview Country School for a short time before it amalgamated with Burlington schools. He then attended Burlington High School and participated in the Future Farmers of America program. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1967. After graduating from high school, he attended Goodland Vo-Tech School, where he earned a diploma in mechanics.
He devoted his entire life to the activities that gave him the most pleasure: farming and ranching. He was successful in all he attempted because he paid such close attention to detail. Later in life, he took advantage of this trait by serving on the board of directors of Farm Credit Service of Southern Colorado for several terms. When he could, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and reading, especially those by Clive Clusser. He was also a member of the religious singing groups The Spokesmen Quartet and The Group, and he had a great talent for music, especially when it came to expressing his strong trust in Jesus. His music became more successful when he utilized it to express his profound faith in Jesus.
He frequently helped local students with 4-H projects, as well as anyone in need. He was ecstatic to have three sons, two stepsons, and four grandchildren. Terry is survived by his wife Marilyn, mother Shirley, and brother Greg (and his wife Dawn) of Burlington, Colorado; his sisters Kathy (Kent) and Debbie (Bernie) of Anacortes, Washington; his sons J.T. (Huey-tien) of Denver, Aaron (Liz) of Castle Rock, and Teig of Englewood; and his stepsons Brad (and his wife Becky) of Eagle, Colorado. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Denver’s Ethan, Alex, and Anna, and Castle Rock’s Jaxon, as well as numerous cousins, other relatives, and friends. His father, Marvin, died before him and is buried beside him.