US Army

William Lee James

February 13, 1932 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 90)


William Lee James, 90, passed away Thursday evening, April 21, 2022 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.


A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Gardens of Memory in Walkerton, NC.  The family will greet friends following the service.


He was the loving husband of Emma Jean Tucker James.  Bill served in the Army from 1953 to 1955 and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Tucker James; his daughters, Sherrie James and Carmen Tackett; his sister, Betty Eller; his grandchildren Michael, Logan and Mariah Tackett; and two great grandchildren, Guinevere and Harrison Tackett and many other family members and friends that loved him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults that sponsors the local Meals on Wheels Program at the following link:





The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

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Committal Service


Graveside Service
April 27, 2022

1:00 PM
Gardens of Memory
5676 Old Walkertown Road
Walkertown, NC 27051

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