NAPIER, Mr. James M., Sr., age 58, born November 3, 1962, the 5th of 8 children born to the late Rev. James & Joanna Napier. Transitioned in to glory Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Miami Valley Hospital. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he attended Dayton Public Schools. James accepted Christ at an early age and loved preaching the word. He was a current member of St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church. James leaves to cherish his memories son, James M., III; granddaughter, Genesis Napier; sisters, Evangelist Patricia Wright, Glenda L. Napier, Joyce (Tony) Harris, Sheila (Kenneth) Jordan; brothers, James A. Schooler, Eugene V. Schooler and Bryan S. (Tonya) Hinesmon; and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service 12:00 Noon, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at St Peters Missionary Baptist Church, 3320 Nancy Ave., with Pastor Willie M. Bowman, officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Services arranged by Pryor Crematory & Funeral Home, Trotwood, Ohio.