James, a resident of Gardendale, AL, was born on December 6, 1931 and passed away peacefully on February 1, 2018 at the age 86. James loved the outdoors and he enjoyed fishing and working in his garden. He work as a mechanic repairing gas pumps and oil equipment and started his own business before he retired.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Mae Gothard, his son, James Larry Gothard, and five siblings.
James is survived by his nephew, Rick Sutton; brother-in-laws, Frasier Pennington (Mary), Travis Pennington (Rosie), and Buck Pennington (Gloria); a very special friend, Hilda Huff, and many other friends and family.
Services will be held at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel on Monday, Feb 5th, 2018, with a visitation to begin at 10:30am; funeral at 11:00am, followed by his burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Published on February 5, 2018