James D. Raney, 44

OSWEGO, NY – James D. Raney, 44, of Oswego, died Thursday November 27, 2014, in University Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Athens, Ala., the son of the late William and Ruby (Davis) Raney.

James has been a resident of Oswego for the past five years.

He was a former member of the Order of the Masons in Mexico, NY, and he always enjoyed playing a joke and making people laugh.

In addition to being predeceased by his parents he was predeceased by his sister, Pamela Minnick.

James is survived by his wife, Kathleen Raney of Oswego; children, Brittany, Ashley and Sean Raney all of Alabama; and his stepchildren, Shawn, Mark, Brandon and Tyler Washer all of Oswego; his brothers, Frankie and William Raney; and sisters, Davie Smith and Sarah Higginbotham; and grandson, Braydon; and step-grandchildren, Emily and Sophia.

Calling hours will be Wednesday 3 – 5 p.m. at the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.