Jimmy Carroll Rouse, 74, of Grifton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at his home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jimmy was born in Lenoir County on September 3, 1945 to the late Elbert Leslie and Gatha Phillips Rouse. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Gloria King and brothers, Uzzell, Thurman, Bobby Lee, and Elbert.
He loved his wife, Glenda, with all his heart. They have been in love since high school, and that love led the path to a beautiful life together. The two shared an inseparable bond for over 54 years of marriage. Jimmy retired from DuPont after 50 plus years of dedication. He had a passion for golfing, loved working in his yard and enjoyed a good NASCAR race on television. He was lovingly known by his family as “Big Boy”.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Stanley Rouse; daughter, Tina Moore and husband Billy; sister, Clara Algar and husband Al; brother Bill Rouse; brother-in-law, Bobby King and grandchildren, Jared Scott Moore and Janna Elizabeth Moore, as well as many special nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 p.m. following visitation with Richard Parker officiating. Burial will follow the service at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
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