James L. Champion, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. A retired Pipe Fitter, he was born in Pittsburg, KS and came to Brevard County in 1995 from Freeland, MI.

James L. Champion, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. A retired Pipe Fitter, he was born in Pittsburg, KS and came to Brevard County in 1995 from Freeland, MI.

James was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4249 and the VFW Post 4206.

James is survived by his sons, Robert A. Champion, James L. Champion, Jr.  and Glen L. Champion; sister, Sandra Hughes; brother, Earl Champion; granddaughter, Nikki Champion; and grandsons, Matt and Ryan Champion.