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James L. Cauthon was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa. James passed away on March 23rd, 2013 at Golden Years Retirement Home. James was born June 14, 1944 in KC, KS to Gus & Laura. James graduated high school in 1963 from Roseville, KS. He was drafted into the army in 1965 and was sent to Vietnam. James was joined in marriage to Betty Tiedeman, Oct 18,1968. He worked as a machine operator at Anaconda Wire & Cable until his retirement in 1988. He is survived by his wife Betty of the home, 1 daughter Opal Giselle of Garden City, 2 sons Edward Foster of the home, Lejames Cauthon and wife Kathy of Harrisonville, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson as well as many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, family and friends. James was preceded in death by his parents and 5 brothers. A military graveside service is scheduled for 12:30 PM, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, KS