Rick was a member of the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band. He was an honorary member of the Nevada Air National Guard playing the trumpet or the bagpipes for military funerals. He also played for the Washoe Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, Paula James; his mother, Wilma James; his daughter, Jennifer (Michael) Digangi; granddaughter, Rebecca Digangi; son, Jeremiah James; his brother, Ron (Susan) James; and nephew, Reed James. For a more complete obituary, please visit www.AutumnFuneral.com. The celebration of life will be this Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:00am at Connected Church of the Nazarene, 3569 Hwy 50 East, Carson, across from Goodwill.