Chesapeake, VA – James Dennis J.D. departed this life and his family to enter into eternal life on August 8th of 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. James was born on October 4th, 1936 in North Carolina to Dennis and Hilga Ainsley. James will forever be remembered for his generosity and kindness to whomever he came into contact with, he did not know a stranger. Survived by his beloved wife of over 52 years Dianne, and three children; Rusty Connie, Randy Heather, and Jeannie Tony. Grandchildren; Amanda James, Scarlett, Jesse, Skyler, Sterling, Lacey, Audrey, Abbie, and Brianna. Sister; Sarah and a host of nieces, nephews, and countless friends. J.D. served in the Navy Reserves early in his life, worked as a planner/ estimator for the government for over 20 years, retired, and went back to work for VSE Norfolk. He always went back for more and worked up to the end. He graduated from Craddock High in 1956, married his high school sweetheart in 1957. He was a member of the N.S. Skirmish Association, Dismal Swamp Rangers for nearly 50 years. A memorial service in honor of J.D. is planned for Saturday August 22nd at 6:00pm at 4841 Sondej Ave. Chesapeake, VA 23321. Cremation Society of Virginia, Hampton Roads office is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.cremate.org.