It is with great sadness that the family of James Matthew Champ announces his passing after a brief fight against Esophageal cancer. He was born on April 6, 1963 and passed at the age of 55 at his home in Independence, Mo., on April 24, 2018.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Dollie and Dennis Champ, and three brothers, Daniel Champ, Thomas Champ and David Champ.
He leaves behind his oldest brother, Al “Butch” Champ and his only sister, Mildred “Millie” Harrison, as well as many nieces, nephews and a lot of friends, all of which he loved dearly as did we all love him very much as well. He will surely be missed!
James was an awesome musician and loved New Orleans. He worked for 7-11 and had many friends there. There will be two Celebration of Life gatherings for him. One for the family in Excelsior Springs, Mo., and one in Independence, Mo., for friends. Dates have yet to be determined. Feel free to contact Millie at 816-799-3592 for more info.
“Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans … way back up in the woods among the evergreens…”
Our Sincere Condolences
Although I did not know James it is with my deepest sympathy I send love to my friend Mildred and family in the loss of, beloved by many, brother James. Too quickly the ones we love are taken without notice. May James final resting place be one that would make him the happiest and most appreciate. Hold fast my dear friend.
Much love, Michelle.
You left way too soon James. I have so much I wish I had said. I love you Uncle!