Dec. 27, 1962-Feb. 3, 2022

Dr. David James, DVM, was born Dec. 27, 1962, in Natchitoches and passed away Feb. 3, 2022, at the age of 59.
David was a 1988 graduate of LSU Veterinary School and was the owner of James Veterinarian Clinic in Natchitoches for 34 years. He was active in the community and is a past president of the Jaycee’s Club of Natchitoches. His life-long calling was caring for animals and he donated countless hours to the Natchitoches Humane Society and Hope for Paws in Natchitoches. He enjoyed the outdoors and because of his passion for that, he became involved in Hunters for the Hungry, an organization designed to feed the less fortunate with game meat donated by hunters.
He is survived by sons, William Chase James and wife Angela and Daniel David James; siblings, MacCauley Mercer “Macky” James Jr. and wife Debbie, Doris Elise James and Nancy Gail James; nieces, Casie Jo James and Caitlin Elizabeth James.
He was preceded in death by his parents, MacCauley Mercer “Mack” James Sr. and Doris “Elise” James; sibling, William Henry James; and nephew, MacCauley James III.
A memorial visitation will be at Blanchard-St. Denis Friday, Feb. 11 from 5-8 p.m. A private family service will follow Saturday with concluding services at Catholic Cemetery in Natchitoches.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to one of the following organizations in Dr. James’ name: The Elise Pierson James Scholarship Fund c/o NSU Foundation at NSU Alumni Center, University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457, Natchitoches Humane Society, Hope for Paws or Hunters for the Hungry,11019 Perkins Road., Ste. C, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.