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James Roy Starks Sr., 86, of Dalton, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 22, 1930, to Clifford and Carrie Starks.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Starks; son, James "Jimmy" R. Starks Jr.; parents, Clifford and Carrie Starks; brother, Troy Starks; sisters, Annie Jo Allman, Louise Hardin, Margaret Gravitt; a grandson, Anthony Cooper.
Roy is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Diane Starks of Dalton; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Michael Tedder of Chatsworth, Carol Starks of Dalton, Teresa Starks and Gerald Parks of Dalton, Sharon and Adrian Newton of Chatsworth; 20 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; chosen daughter and son, Vickie and Tony Bartczak and family; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral to celebrate the life of James Roy Starks Sr. is Friday at noon at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Brother Billy Starks and Brother Johnny Beason officiating. Interment will be at Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Lamar Beason officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will be receiving friends for visitation today from 5 to 9 p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.
Published on June 21, 2017
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