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James Victor Panek Jr. / August 07, 2018

James Victor Panek Jr., husband of Randie Felts, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at the age of 61. He was born in Washington, D.C. on March 9, 1957 to the late Gertrude Cabarga Panek and James Victor Panek Sr. James was a builder by trade and died with his hands dirty and his work boots on, doing what he loved to do.

In addition to his wife, James is survived by a daughter, Jaime Panek Martinez of Austin, Texas, a sister and brother-in-law, Julia and Milton Crocker of Clarksville, and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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