Theodore James Jr., (“Red” “Mufffin”) age 75 years, exchanged labor for reward on March 6, 2013. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from Ford Motor Company with 30 plus years of service. He was a member of Carter C.M.E. Church. Theodore was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Wilma; brother, Herman and son, Lennon Wray Jr. Theodore is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Chris; two sons, Theodore (Jennie) Lackey and Theodore III; two daughters, Katherine Wray and Theadora. He also leaves one brother, Raymond (Charlyene) and three sisters, Georgia, Doris and Frankie; Special granddaughter, Guykeisha (Robert) Gardner and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to cherish his memories. Visitation services will be held Wednesday, March 13, at Carter Memorial C.M.E. Church, 635 W. 49th Avenue, Gary, IN from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. A Celebration of Life service will follow immediately with Reverend Willie B. Weaver officiating. Interment, Fern Oaks Cemetery, 1518 E. Elm Street, Griffith, IN.