Mr. James Howard Outen passed peacefully with his wife by his side on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Mountain Home Health and Rehab located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He was born October 19, 1932 in Kershaw, South Carolina, a son of the late John T. Outen and Mattie Miller Outen. Mr. Outen was the husband of Mable “Nickye” Casey Outen, the Love of his Life for 66 years. He served in the United States Navy for 12 years and during that time served in the Korean Conflict. After leaving the Navy, he drove a truck for Bi-Lo and also Wrangler/Blue Bell from which he retired. He loved his family, friends, and his extended family through his active membership in Piedmont United Methodist Church. He served on many committees within his church and served as Church Treasurer for seven years until his health began to fail.
James and Nickye lived in a community where they enjoyed helping the neighbors and taking them to doctor’s appointments and running other errands. Most of all he loved his Lord and Savior and studying God’s Word. A year and a half ago he was moved to Mountain Home Health and Rehab in Hendersonville, NC where he joined the Love of his Life. They were both treated with great love and respect by the residents and staff members, and for this, the family is truly grateful.
Mr. Outen is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mable “Nickye” Casey Outen, one son, James Randolph “Randy” Outen of Columbia, Missouri; a brother Marion E. Outen (wife, Judy) of Lancaster SC; and two sisters, Annette Wright of Lancaster and Connie Agee (husband, John) of Richburg; and a daughter in law Lea Outen of Piedmont. He had eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews.
Mr. Outen was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Amber Lee, a son, Mark Elliotte Outen, a Sister, Linda Outen of Charlotte, N.C. and a brother in-law, Ted O. Wright.
The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for James Howard “Outie” Outen, 84, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Gardens 7784 Augusta Road, Piedmont SC. Reverend Matthew Greer will be officiating the service. A viewing will be held at 1 p.m. with Service beginning at 2 p.m. After burial, the family will receive friends at Piedmont United Methodist Church, 31 Main Street, Piedmont SC.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the MS Foundation in the name of James Randolph Outen of Columbia, Missouri.