James R. Lancaster 82, of Binghamton, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2019. He is predeceased by his parents Alvin and Jennie Lancaster; brothers Chuck, William, and Jake Lancaster. He is survived by his daughter Carolyn Bowers (Hamed) ; son Thomas Lancaster; son Fred Fraley; daughter Amy (Dale) Knebel; son James (Liz) Lancaster; wife Brenda Lancaster; sister Betty Smith; grandchildren Anna, Amanda, Stanley, Bruce Bowers, Noah Beauparlant, Katie Wilbert (Nick) as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving many other special people in his life, Stan Bowers, Paige Willes, Amy Willes, Hamed Al-ghanim Jr.; his special niece Gina Smith Donke, just to name a few. Jim was the proud owner of a landscaping company; it was his pride and joy. He enjoyed horse racing and spending time with his family at cookouts and family functions. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play and grow. He was a very strong and hard-working man that fought until he couldn’t anymore. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1 until 2pm at the THOMAS J. SHEA Funeral Home Inc. 137 Robinson Street Binghamton, NY 13904. A Funeral Service will follow at 2pm. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park.