James Feathers Jr.

June 14, 1919September 24, 2017

Mr. James Feathers, 98, of Raleigh died Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at home. He was born on June 14th, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY to the late James Feathers and Rose DeRoever Feathers. He was a member of the St. Raphael Catholic Church.

He is survived by: a son, Gordon Feathers of Danbury, CT; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Dalton of Raleigh, NC; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Charlotte Mushacke Feathers, who died in 1999, and his son Bruce J. Feathers who died in 1995.

He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army from February 1942 to January 1946. He worked at Burroughs-Welcome for over 43 years eventually serving as their comptroller. He was a lifelong fan of baseball and hockey passionately rooting for the NY Yankees, NY Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather who overwhelmingly blessed his family. Enjoying beach vacations every year at Topsail, NC, James Feathers will be truly missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road. A Prayer Service will be held at 8 pm. The family will also receive friends at 11:00 am St. Raphael Catholic Church preceding the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017


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Sandy Whitt

September 29, 2017

Jim was a great guy...always pleasant and witty. He was a staple at Burroughs Wellcome Co. his many years in Accounting. He was blessed with a long and full life and enriched many along the way. May God comfort you in your loss.
Sandy Whitt (BW Co. HR '73-'92)

the samias

September 28, 2017

Mr Feathers An American hero May God Bless You and Your family, how fortunate we are to have known you. For all that you willingly did We love you and appreciate you being a role model. Thank you and Ms Feathers for being The Best neighbor anyone could have.

Susan Prentice

September 27, 2017

I feel blessed to have known "Buddy" Feathers. If anyone goes to heaven it is him.

Maryann Grubber

September 27, 2017

Thank you, God, and thank you to all who shared James Feathers with the world. He made good memories. He made me feel I had somehow brightened his day. He shared his love and warmth about his kids, his vacations, his sports teams and his faith. God bless you and all your family, Uncle Bud.

Joe Taylor

September 26, 2017

I first met Jimmy when Buroughs Welcome first moved to N.C. in Greenville and RTP. I knew him for 6-7 years as and have always remembered him fondly as a super guy who loved his sports teams. I've had many fine clients over the years but I don't think any of them quite measured up to the character that Jimmy always displayed.

September 26, 2017

God has given us a life span of 70 and 80 years if we are strong. May you celebrate a life well lived and loved by many. Psalms 90:10

Barry and Val Berard

September 25, 2017

We were blessed with fun times and good memories of Jim, who we lovingly called "Dad". He will be missed and remembered. We send our love and thoughts to all of his family.