March 7, 1972 - January 2, 2021
Mr. James Randell Dakins, 48, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. A service to celebrate the life of James is scheduled for 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Revolution Church. Pastor Ken Salisbury and Pastor Chris Daniel will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 pm Wednesday at Revolution Church. In order for everyone to feel comfortable, the family is requiring all attendees to wear a mask. Mr. Dakins was born March 7, 1972 at the US Army Hospital in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan. He was a son of his late mother, Hatsuko Yamashiro Dakins. Those that knew James knew how much he loved his wife and his children. And even though he didn't have a lot of blood family, he loved his friends like family. James was a member of Revolution Church in Kannapolis. James loved the Lord and his church family. James was the store manager at Big Lots in Concord for 20 years. He was a hard worker and took pride in his work. Not only was he a manager, he was a mentor and friend. James was on the Board of Directors and Co-Chair for the Esther's Heart for Transformation Ministry. He always had a heart to help people. Mr. Dakins is survived by his wife, Patricia "Trisha" Dakins of China Grove; daughter, Jessica Barber and husband Travis of Concord; two sons, Tyler and Austin Dakins, both of China Grove; one brother, Mike Dakins and wife Teresa of Concord; two nieces; and three nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those attending to please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Esther's Heart for Transformation Ministry, or for memorials to be sent to James Dakins Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/f/james-dakins-covid-bills, Esther's Heart for Transformation Ministry: https://www.esthersheart.com/donate/ or to Revolution Church: https://www.revolutionnc.com/hands-and-feet. Remembrances may be sent to the family online at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Dakins.
Mr. James Randell Dakins, 48, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. A service to celebrate the life of James is scheduled for 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Revolution Church. Pastor... View Obituary & Service Information
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