NEW BERN | David John James, known by many as "Sarge" passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the age of 78. Born in Michigan on April 11, 1936, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served with honor and distinction for more than 22 years, including several tours of duty during the Vietnam War before his retirement as a Master Sergeant in 1978. Following his service to our country, he enjoyed a second career in automotive sales at Tryon Chevrolet and Joe Alcoke Auto and Truck Center. "Sarge" was a deacon and elder at Bridgeton Christian Church and had also served as the chairman of the church board for many years. He had been a member and supporter of the V.F.W. and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
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Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Bridgeton Christian Church with Pastor Grady Burroughs officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park with full military honors.
"Sarge" is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Jewldean Hancock James of the home; two sons, David Kenneth James (LynnAnn) of New Bern and Richard Albert James (Sandy) of Hickory; one daughter, Carla James Petteway (Matthew) of New Bern; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home and other times at the family residence. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guest book by visiting www.pollockbest.com.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.
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Published in Sun Journal on June 9, 2014