James Delton Starks died Aug. 25, 2005 in Mesa. He was born March 23, 1927 in Gilmer, Texas. He was a resident of Payson from 1991-2001.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanette Starks; three daughters, Delene (Doug) Gardner of Mesa, Shirlene (Tom) Connolly of Payson and Nyra Hillery of Payson; one son, Dennis (Leslie) Starks of Mesa; 20 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren; two sisters Mavis Lisonbee of Mesa and Vada Airoldi of California; and one brother, Darwin Starks of Utah.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, DeAnn Adams of Lindon, Utah; three sisters, Arlene Cline of Tonto Basin, Eva Seamons, and Vernice Thomas; and parents James R. and Ida Starks.
Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mesa.
Arrangements handled by Meldrums Mortuary in Mesa.