Mr. Rouse was born in Dillion County SC. On July 17th, 1943 and was preceded by his parents Elmer and Janie Rouse. Mr. James was a former Police officer at Sanford PD. He was also active with the Masonic Lodge Sanford NC. He spent most of his career putting in Telecommunications all over the Southeastern United States He loved his country and was a very patriotic Republican and was excited to see America “Great Again”. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his wife and their dog Katie in patriot’s guard rides and restoring antique automobiles. Mr. James was survived by his wife Frances Cierpiot Rouse, His son James Edward Rouse Jr. and his son Jacob. Step daughter Julie Causey husband Don and daughter April. Step daughter Connie Woodell husband Harvey their children Jordan, Aimee, and Candace. Step son Michael Cierpiot and wife Robin, their children Rebecca Abbott, Alyssa and Conner Cierpiot. Step Daughter Michele Dixon husband Daniel and their children Garrett and Carmen. And many nieces and nephews. He passed away peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Brunswick Life Care Center.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Mt Olive Baptist Church, in Supply, NC.