James Edward Wilks 90, of Fort Oglethorpe passed away, Friday, December 25, 2020. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and worked as an overhead crane operator with Koehring Cranes for 18 years. James is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Gail Slaten Wilks; parents, Albert and Lillie Frasier Wilks; brother, Eddie Wilks and step – mother, Marildy Wilks. He is survived by his sons, Jackie (Laura) Wilks, Randy (Mary Ann) Wilks; sister, Arvaline Wilks Brooks; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great – great grandchild. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Tennessee ~ Georgia Memorial Park with Brother Eddie Cantrell. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.