James “PeeWee” DuBose, 72, of Beaufort, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the Durham VA Medical Center.
His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, officiated by Apostle Willie Murray Sr. Interment will be at 12 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
James Wilbert DuBose was a man of great faith and loved by many. Affectionately known as “PeeWee” and “Papa”, James was a robust yet gentle man, full of humor and preferred the simple things in life. It was a privilege to know him, as he was a kind and great confidant. He was also a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather. James loved to fish and enjoyed spending time talking and reminiscing with family and friends. James was a graduate of Wilbur Cross High School in 1963, located in New Haven, Connecticut. He served in the United States Military Army Branch from 1967 until 1973 and a member of the Masonic Brotherhood Universal #20 in New Haven, CT. James was employed as a Machine Operator for the Pratt and Whitney American Aerospace Manufacturer in Connecticut. He later became employed as an Automobile Mechanic for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Connecticut and North Carolina. James retired after his employment for 12 years within the Auto Department at Walmart in North Carolina and was a member of the God’s City of Refuge Church. James “PeeWee” Wilbert DuBose will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his daughters, Alicia Roberts of New Haven, CT and Diane Hall and husband Victor of Richmond, VA; step-daughter, Lolita Jarvis and husband James of Beaufort; sisters, Margaret Young of Northford, CT and Hue Ellen McQuay of Tampa, FL; brother, Glaston DuBose and wife Orimena of Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Laquita Wallace, Earl Banks, Levina Roberts, Brett Hall and Kitto Bryant; step-grandchildren, Fred Tanksley Jr, Kayla Jarvis and Darius Jarvis; and 11 great-grandchildren. He leaves to cherish his memories a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois J. DuBose; mother, Elizabeth DuBose Spearman; father, Gib DuBose; sisters, Henrietta Jacobs and Reather Mae Farrow; brothers, Willie Wilson, Edward DuBose and LC DuBose; and grandson, Marcell Banks.
Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Durham VA Medical Center Hospice at 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Jamie Grant, LCSW Hospice and Palliative Care Coordinator and Hospice Team; Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System Hospital and Staff; Ms. Joyce Avery; Mr. and Mrs. John and Rhoda Dyer; and God's City of Refuge Church.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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