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James Ira Dancy

James Ira Dancy, known as a West Oakland treasure and historian, passed away on March 18, 2023.

He was 65.

Dancy was born to Frank and Dorothy Dancy in Oakland on April 10, 1957.

He attended Lafayette Elementary School, Lowell Jr. High School and Skyline High School.

Dancy also attended Laney College.

He was a kind gentle soul who enjoyed talking to people.  He was known for remembering everyone he met.  He remembered birthdays and made sure to extend his good wishes. He inquired after the health of acquaintances and family members alike.

He traveled all over downtown and West Oakland where he was a fixture at his favorite spot at Mc Donald’s.

He will be missed.

Dancy leaves behind to mourn him brothers, Rick Dancy, Frank Dancy Jr., Austin Dancy, Randy Dancy, Darrell Dancy, and Rhamon Dancy; sister Lafrances Dancy; sisters-in-law Ana Dancy, Patti Dancy, Beverly Dancy and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held at his home church, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, located on the corner of 14th and Filbert Street, Oakland, Ca., on April 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.

The post James Ira Dancy, 65 first appeared on Post News Group. This article originally appeared in Post News Group.

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