James O. Rountree, Jr.

July 9, 1968 - March 17, 2019

07/09/1968 - 03/17/2019

Past Services

Saturday March 23, 2019
11:00 am
Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – James “Jim” Oliver Rountree, Jr., age 50, passed away on March 17, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Rountree was born in Hertford County on July 9, 1968, a son of Dorothy Futrell McKenzie and the late James Oliver Rountree.  Jim was a good-hearted man who loved his work at A Tech Installation, where he worked for over 10 years.  He will be greatly missed by co-workers and many friends.

Besides his father, Jim was preceded in death by his step brothers, Frank and Chuck Coggins.

Jim is survived by his mother, Dorothy Futrell McKenzie, of Sebastian, FL; his aunt, Sondra Salter of Sunbury, NC; and step sisters, Debbie Rhodes of Tennessee, Gina Suttles of Florida, and Patricia Perez of Florida.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11:00 am, in Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Doug L. Van Niel officiating.

Due to the unexpected death of Jim, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to help with the final expenses for Jim.  You may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Rountree family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.


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Kay and Ronald Edwards
4 years ago

Peace and comfort to Jim’s family and friends. We have happy memories of Jim growing up in our little community of St. John. Keep all your special memories close in your heart. May God bless each of you.

Jacquelyn Phelps
4 years ago

I always remember you as this sweet little boy whose grandmother, Reva Rountree, loved more than life itself. May your soul now find the peace and joy it sought in life. Namaste!

Kere Wade
4 years ago

Rest In Peace Driver! You will sure be missed! I could always count on you to make me smile when I was having rough days. See you on the other side!

John and Regina Suttles
4 years ago

Gone From My Sight by Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.”

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.

And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

And that is dying…

4 years ago

I’m praying for strength beyond normal, to comfort you and your family. My condolence to you and loved ones. God does Not cause death right now. “Time and unforeseen occurrences befall all.” Ecclesiastes 9:11. Remember: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,on Earth, as it is in Heaven.” Matthew 6:10; Daniel 2:44. You see it is a government, that Jesus soon will rule as King. It will bring no death, sickness, pain, tears, peace, here on Earth. Plus the dead will live again, here on Earth. Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:11, 29; Isaiah 26:19. Make sure you look up all the scripture to see this is all true. There is more. If your interested please email me at:. kathy122346@gmail.com
Everything is free. Jesus said go free give free. Because it is from him.

Patty Perez
4 years ago

Jim, you had a light about you, even when you were hurting that made it seem like everything was going to be ok. I’m going to miss hearing your happy voice. I hope that you rest easy and I look forward to the day we meet again. I love you little brother.

Michelle Rea Dixon
4 years ago

Rest in Peace my friend. You have always & will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Tim & Jamie Whitley
4 years ago

Jim Jim you were a true brother to me & Tim,especially Tim! We’ve spent happy days together and believe me Driver you will be missed everyday of our lives! We love u so much!!

Stephen Davenport
4 years ago

RIP Jim. Prayers for your family. Enjoyed our school years together.

Sarah Turner
4 years ago

I’ll never forget you Jim I can see you now coming into drugstore want something good to eat we all teased you she would have missed seeing you around but we had some good times at the drugstore