James Harbin was born to the Late LJ and Bernice Harbin Dubose on May 16, 1943. At an early age he professed his life in Jesus Christ and joined Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He later joined the US Army and retired in 1970. He then relocated to Ohio where he had a career at the US Steel corporation for over 30 years. He also worked on cars as a passion in which he continued to do so until his health failed and was known to be the best auto mechanic in Lorain, Ohio.
James was proceeded in death by his father and mother, L.J. and Bernice Harbin Dubose, three brothers, L.J. Harbin, John Harbin, Grover Dubose, step-son Maurice Young Sr. and his lovely granddaughter Elaina Harbin.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two daughters Destiny Harbin (Juhan Sumbry) of Lorain, OH Luisa Harbin-Giagini of Germany, and one son Darren Kimbrough Sr (Erica Kimbrough) of Lansing, MI. four brothers, Vernon Harbin, Thomas Dubose, Edward Dubose, of Lisman, AL and Jimmie Dubose of Baton Rouge, LA; Five sisters, Lucille Craig, Cleola Danner, Julis Dubose and Mary Ann Hampton, of Lisman, AL Louise Holley, of Meridian, MS; thirteen grandchildren, four great-grand children host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.