In Memoriam

Celebrating Those Who Went Before Us

We reflect on the lives of those who matter to you, to us, to all.

Thank You

In loving memory

Our condolences to the families & friends of those who have lived with limb-loss and the effects of health conditions surrounding injury or illness of amputation. We appreciate those who donate in their memory, and share their story in celebration of their lives here.

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Joseph Leonard James

Joseph Leonard James was born August 27, 1937, in Bexar County, TX. He went to be with our Lord on February 17, 2022, in New Braunfels, TX.

Joe, as his family and friends called him, is survived by his wife Patricia Dykes James. Joining in his mourning are his children Rynda (David) James Sligh, Randall (Suzy) James, Ronda James Weed, Lynn (Ed) Beavers, Cheryl Lemme, Benjamin Fujihara, his 14 grandchildren, his 15 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceding Joe in death are his parents Clyde and Mamie Sue James and his siblings Wayne James, Mamie Darlene Hill, and Gloria Tudhope.

Joe enjoyed a fulfilling railroad career, retiring after 47 years of service, and was a proud member of Brahan Masonic Lodge #226 in La Vernia, TX.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Sayers Cemetery, 9827 TX-106, Adkins, TX 78101.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Prosthetic Foundation at

A Memorial Service in Fort Worth, Texas will be held at a later date.

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(Lux Funeral Home Obituary)

John Poulakis

John Poulakis, In Memoriam

The best of the best. That’s how anyone that met our guy John would describe him. Not sure how our world will ever be the same without you. The best husband of 52 years, the best father, and obviously the best Papou. Whatever we needed he was always there to help us or give us advice or just to make sure everyone had a great day.

John’s favorite activity was laughing, playing, and spending time with his grandkids. He loved scooting around the mall and spending hours in the Disney store. He didn’t care what they did or where they went, as long as he heard their happy voices talking and laughing.

John approached every challenge in life with determination and courage.

When he woke up six years ago and learned that he would need to use prosthetic legs to walk, he wasn’t sad or upset, just determined to get up and moving. He always had a smile and a positive attitude. He just kept moving forward to get home. He never gave up. He never let it get him down. Dad was happy and motivated everyday because he knew that he had amazing people continuously on his side rooting him on. Especially his family who supported and loved him with every step.

John was grateful to have prothesics that were comfortable and stable. His prosthetics gave him the opportunity to be independent and be able to successfully get around to the places he enjoyed visiting. John would have been thrilled that other people who have lost limbs would have the freedom to live their lives to fullest.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Such an amazing and inspirational man, who has made an impact on everyone he met.

Joe D. Powell

Joe Powell, in memorium

Powell, Joe D., age 60, of Berlin Township, Monroe, March 22, 2021. Beloved husband of Jackie Powell. Loving father of Jeff Powell and Josh (Stephanie) Powell. The best grandad of Brooklyn, Hailey and Everly. He is also survived by his siblings, Pat (Dan) Boren, Leonard (Marsha) Powell, Alan (Beth) Powell and Jim (Carren) Powell and many loving nieces and nephews.

Joe was a longtime member of the Flat Rock Church of Christ and the Gateway Church of Christ. He loved singing and song-leading in the Lord’s church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Helen Powell, and his mother and father-in-law, J.B. and Irma Bryson.

(Michigan Memorial Obituary)