James Junior Plank, a resident of Mount Shasta, passed away of natural causes on September 14, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta. He was 80 years old.

James was born in Eldon, Iowa on April 10, 1930. He moved to Siskiyou County in 1950.

James was a veteran of the US Army. He was a trainmaster for Southern Pacific Railroad for 35 years.

James loved gardening, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Shasta; and a 50 year member of the Masons.
Survivors include his wife Mickey Plank of Mount Shasta; three sons, Jim Plank and Jeff Plank, both of Dunsmuir, and Greg Plank of Yankee Hill, California; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great, great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Bernice Plank.

A graveside service will be held Monday, September 20 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park in Mount Shasta with Pastor Stan Terry officiating.
Arrangements were made by Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel.