James Bowles

February 17, 2023

James Bowles Obituary



To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to reap;

a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;

a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV


James Adam Bowles, affectionately known as Jimmy or Sugarfoots was

born in Hampton, South Carolina on December 25, 1940 to the late

Jesse Johnson Hagood and Marie Snelling Bowles.

James attended the Hampton County, South Carolina public schools.

As a young man, James moved to Boston, then to New York, where he

worked many years in the manufacturing and shipping businesses until

he retired. James was a hard-working man who loved cars, Rhythm and

Blues, and his collection of baseball caps. Although he came across as

serious and stern at times, he was a loving person with the most

infectious laugh.

In the early 90’s, James moved back to his beloved hometown of

Hampton, South Carolina to live out his golden years.

James is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rita Walker; son,

Anthony Bowles; brothers, Busta, Hagood, Larry, Johnathan, Nathan,

Paul Jesse Johnson, Jr, Joe Curtis, Tim and Peter Johnson; sisters, Mary

Johnson, Gertude Johnson, Angie, Mary, Rucia, Lila Belle, Kitty,

Hazel, Electra, Lateria, and great-granddaughter, Jada.

James departed this life on Thursday, February 16, 2023, due to his

failing health.

He leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife, Kaylor Robinson-

Bowles; children, Tyrone Lacey, Ryan Robinson, Jenson Robinson,

Jeana Marie Pitts, Khaisha Bowles, and Shakeema (Sean) Thom; a

special niece, Sharice Allen Jackson; siblings, Peter (Ann) Bowles,

John Ben Mack, Michael and Henry Johnson, Edna Johnson Wilke and

Shirley Johnson-Fludd; grandkids, Teeyana Marie Waldron, Tanazsha

Lacy, Ronisha, Andre and Breist Walker, Joy, Jaylen Grant, Rayah and

Riyann Robinson; great-grandson, Teeigam; and a host of nieces,

nephews and loving friends.

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