Ross, James Preston Jr, 72, of Richmond Virginia, peacefully went with the lord on August 5, 2022. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Delphine; son, Travis Becoat (Rai); daughter, Candace Ross; two grandchildren, Kylen and Ari; three sisters, Vivian Hubbard (Theodore), Sandra Ross, and Cheryl Ross; a brother, Timothy Ross; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.\n\n\n\nJames was born in Richmond, Virginia on February 13, 1950. He graduated from Armstrong High School in 1968. He then went on to serve in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. After completing his basic training, James completed a tour in Vietnam, where he functioned as an Assistant Army Mail Clerk, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal.\n\n\n\nUpon returning back to Virginia, James' love of machinery and working with his hands led him to receiving his machinist certification. James worked as a machinist/maintenance mechanic for over 20 years at Philip Morris, USA. However, while working at his previous company, Reynolds's Metals, he was fortunate enough to meet his future wife, Delphine, on a blind date. On April 9, 1988, they began their journey as man and wife, lasting 34 happy years.\n\n\n\nJames was preceded in death by his father, James Preston Ross, Sr and his mother, Bernice Vivian Ross (Brackett).\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFuneral service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 11 AM at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull St. Interment VA Veterans Cemetery at Amelia.