Mr. James Truitt, son of the late Corris Truitt and Lena Byrd Truitt, was born April 4, 1945 in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia.
His earthly journey was completed on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia.
James was a graduate of LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia having received the Masters Degree.
He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Agnes Rice.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Lilla M. Truitt, LaGrange; daughters: Georjeana Moreland (Willie); Angela Franklin; sons: Ben Truitt and Anthony Franklin; grandchildren: Derrick Moreland, Amnyia Moreland, Trinity Moreland, Brittany Truitt, Brandon Truitt, Sierra Hardy, Antanasia Franklin, Marcus Franklin, Se’ana Franklin, Natya Franklin, Montavius Franklin, Tykenya Franklin; sisters: Dorothy Robinson (Bennie), Arlington, VA; Lillian Floyd, LaGrange; Marion Brown (John), Riverdale, GA; brother-in-law, Dillard Rice; sister, Jeanie M. Jones, LaGrange; nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend: Charlie “Sonny Boy” McCamey; other relatives and friends.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Smyrna Baptist Church with Pastor Lonnie Walls officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
The family will be at their home at 501 Hill Street.