Ervin “Jim” Levoy James, 81, of Cornelius, N.C., passed away after a two-year battle with skin cancer on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center.

He was born on December 17, 1938, in Marion County, S.C., to the late Levoy and Lorine Atkinson James. Mr. James was a U.S. Army veteran. He owned and operated Star Motors for 30-plus years and loved every minute of it. Jim enjoyed the lake life, boating, his dogs, and family gatherings.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra McConnell James of Cornelius; children, Bryan James of Mooresville and Cynthia James of Denver; and sisters, Sylvia Brower (Bill) of Mint Hill and Faye Brown (Chip) of Conway, S.C.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date when conditions permit.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 205 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the James family. Condolences may be made to the family at