ROSE HILL — James Carlton “Jimmy” Rouse, 87, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 23, 1933, in Duplin County to the late Carson Fisher and Juanita Anderson Rouse.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his sister, Madie Doris Lanier; and brother, Gilbert Carson “G.C.” Rouse.
Jimmy leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Shelby Brown Rouse; daughters, Rene’ Hoxie (Brian), Cynthia Hoffmann (Ray) and Pamela Morgan (David), all of Rose Hill; grandchildren, Chandler Hoxie (Elizabeth) of Sanford, Quinton Morgan of Chapel Hill and Cpl. Rachel Hoffmann of Camp Pendleton, California; great-granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Hoxie of Sanford; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jimmy proudly served his country in the U.S. National Guard and the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Jimmy worked as a building contractor before retiring with Murphy Farms as a project manager. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding horses, farming, working in the garden and construction work. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed dearly, but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
A graveside service with military honors will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, at Clay Hill Cemetery, Rose Hill, with Pastor Daniel Garrison and Pastor Kayla Carter officiating.
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