Eugene Lee “Gene” James
  • 42 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 30, 1973
  • Date of passing: May 18, 2016
Let the memory of Eugene be with us forever

Mr. Eugene Lee “Gene” James, 42 of Valley passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016.


Memorial services for Mr. James will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 12:00 PM EDT from the Faith Congregational Church, 244 Peterson Street, Valley, Alabama, 36854.

Reverend Mamie Pennington will officiate. 

Services have been entrusted to McCarthy Funeral Home, West Point, Georgia.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Melissa Crane on 30th August 2017

"Happy Birthday in Heaven!  I hope you are having the best conversations with the greatest poets."

This tribute was added by Michele Callich on 30th August 2017

"Happy Birthday in heaven to my oldest son.MIss you so much.Hope you are at peace son.Love you more"

This tribute was added by Michele Callich on 18th May 2017

"Gene,still miss you just as much...seems like only yesterday you were here. Miss you much,love you more. Mom"

This tribute was added by Michele Callich on 31st August 2016

"My oldest son, what words can possibly express the huge hole left in my heart?? You were my first child. You were so tiny, I was amazed at this  perfect little human and held you for hours just fascinated with you. Then were grown and yet, you still amazed me. I often would sit and listen to you and wonder, still fascinated - where did this handsome, intelligent man come from?? When did he grow up and get so smart??
There are no words. I just love and miss you more..."

This tribute was added by Michele Callich on 30th August 2016

"Love and miss you more"

This tribute was added by Michele Callich on 30th August 2016

"We celebrated your life. You are so missed and loved son. Pray you are at peace. Happy Birthday in heaven Gene. I love you more, Mom"

This tribute was added by Melissa Crane on 24th May 2016

"Words can't express the sadness that is felt or the emptiness that your absence has left behind.  You made the world a better place just by being you.  A German philosopher once said that if you loved your life at all you had to love it all, completely. The good and the tragedies combined...they define us. You change one thing, however painful and it's irrevocably different. Fredrick Nietzsche.  You are probably right now having conversations with him and Robert Frost.  

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference."

This tribute was added by Christi Clark on 24th May 2016

"The first time I saw you walk through the doors of my work to make a payment on someone else's account. I thought to myself what a kind person to do such a thing. Just his presence made my day a lot better. It was an unspoken but felt, rememberable moment for me. I didn't recognize the name because at that time I did not realize "Eugene" was the "Gene" my husband had told me many stories about.  ( and what some stories they were!) Later that evening Jason (psycho) told me that one of his friends was coming by to visit and that he hadn't seen him in a long time. When he walked thru the door, is when I realized the kind person that I had met earlier was also the face to all the stories I'd been told. From that moment forward I knew we would always be friends. I am honored to have known such a great man. Many prayers go out to everyone who is missing him because it's a huge loss when you lose someone like him. Forever missed and forever loved. Rest peacefully "Mr. Eugene"  the wonderful just "Gene"."

This tribute was added by Leigh Ann Hughey on 24th May 2016

"Gene, we went to my first jr. high dance together.  Had many long phone conversations solving the worlds problems.  Praying for your family during this time.  Love you and your precious family.  Until we meet again....."

This tribute was added by Amy Friedman on 24th May 2016

"David and I have so many wonderful memories of you, Gene. We love you and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by April Williams on 24th May 2016

"gene you have been apart of my life for the past 20 years. you will always be special to me. you were a great friend to me and a big part of my life. I will cherish every memory made with you and you will live on in my heart forever. always remember I love you. until I see you again I know I have an angel watching over me and the kids."

This tribute was added by Michele Callich on 23rd May 2016

"I love you more...miss you so much"

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