Robert James Obituary

Robert L. James
Robert L. James
Robert L. James

October 21, 1939 - April 22, 2006
Born in Lucas County, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Robert James, 66, died peacefully Saturday, April 22, 2006 at his home, surrounded by his family. Funeral services for Robert have been changed and will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery at a later date.

Robert was born October 21, 1939 in Lucas County, Iowa, the son of Tom E. and Florence James. After graduating from Lucas High School, Robert moved to Des Moines where he worked as a sales rep. until he started his own business. Beginning in the mid-1960's, he owned and operated truck stops in the Central Iowa area, the longest being Cyclone Truck Stop in Ames, which he operated for 37 years until his passing. He was also a self-taught computer programmer and operated a computer consulting business in conjunction with the truck stops.

Robert had two passions in his life - his family and his business. He would do anything for either of them.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Tom and a nephew, Rusty James. He is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Jeff (Bobette) James of Altoona; mother, Florence James of Chariton; brothers, Ron (Jo) James and Don (Carol) James of West Des Moines; sister, Marie (Wayne) Fulton of Casa Grande, AZ; granddaughters, Amy, Gina and Anna James of Altoona; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
11:00 AM


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131