JACKSON – James H. Work, 87, of Becker Avenue, Riverside, R.I., died peacefully Jan. 27, 2008, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. He was the husband of the late Thelma T. (Gregory) Work. James was born and raised in Jackson, until the age of 26, a son of the late Harry C. and Maude (Webb) Work. He later lived in Riverside, R.I., for 61 years. Upon moving to Rhode Island, James worked for Hood’s Dairy as a driver, and Crandall’s Dairy. He later was a machinist for the former Leesona Corporation for 17 years before retiring in 1985. James was a member of Barrington Baptist Church and also a custodian at the church for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Mr. Work was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving in the 8th Air Force in England as a B-17 gunner during World War II. His bomber was shot down over the English Channel by enemy fire. He was wounded and rescued by British allies to later recover in England. He is survived by two sons, James G. Work of Cairo, Egypt, and Paul D. Work of Barrington, R.I.; a daughter, Leanne Ayotte of Riverside, R.I.; a sister, Barbara Grover of Dixmont; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters, Floyd, Ralph, Hervey, Paul, Carolyn, Cristol, Margaret and Sadie. His funeral will be held 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside, R.I., with a funeral service 11 a.m. at Barrington Baptist Church, Old County Road, Barrington, R.I. Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday. Burial with military honors will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.