James F. Lemons

Nov 30, 2019
Lemons, James


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Garden View Chapel, 3655 Logan Avenue in Waterloo


Public visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Garden View Chapel.


Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with Full Military Honors accorded by the Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and the US Navy Honors Detail.  


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


James F. Lemons, age 76, of Waterloo, died Saturday, November 30, 2019 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

He was born March 1, 1943 in Waterloo, the son of Viola Maxine Nolan.  James graduated from Waterloo West High School with the Class of 1963 and was trained in Welding at Hawkeye Community College.  He was united in marriage Dorothy Mae Brant on September 3, 1966 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  She preceded him in death on June 3, 2015.  He was a US Navy Veteran serving in the Vietnam War and earning the Naval Expedition Medal.  He also served in the US Army Reserves for four years. 

James began his career working for Coca Cola Bottling Co. and later the City of Waterloo Streets Department for over 30 years, retiring on April 6, 2007.  James was a member of the former Cornwall Ave. Free Methodist Church in Waterloo, served as an ASA Umpire for Iowa High Schools, coached youth bowling leagues and was a former member of the I.O.F. Bowlers Association.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren; was very fond of horses and anything Western and enjoyed going out to eat and car rides.

Survivors include a son, James G. Lemons of Hager City, WI; a daughter, Teresa (Todd) Bracken of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Michael, Emily, Katlyn and Bradley; a sister, Loretta (Richard) Richtmeier of Newton, IA.; and three brothers, Gary, Buckie and Sonny Nolan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy; and a sister Diane Corson.

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  1. leonard. Marcia Truax | Dec 01, 2019
    I was in navy reserve with jim. Attended cornwall free meth. church with the Lemons .we are in washington state with our daughter and grandkids so wont make the funeral . Many a memorys with the family !

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