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James "Jim" Gootee

December 28, 1942May 25, 2020

James “Jim” M. Gootee, 77, of Salisbury passed away, Monday, May 25, 2020 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Born December 28, 1942 he was the son of the Norman L. and Addie P. Eskridge Gootee. Jim worked as a truck driver for various companies. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Darlene Gootee; three children, Randy Bounds and his wife Carolyn, Jimmy Gootee, Jr. and Mary Ellen Parsons; several grandchildren; brother, Bill Gootee; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, Lyle; and two sisters, Norma and Carolyn. Visit www.boundsfuneralhome.com to share stories and memories with the family.

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James Gootee

May 27, 2020

Darlene, this is Jimmy, if you see this could you give me a call. I just found out this morning. I haven't been able to get in touch with you guys for quite some time. I tried to get in touch when i was home at Thanksgiving too no avail. I've been trying to process this all morning with great difficulty. I just can't believe it. Please call me or have someone get in touch with me.

Jonathon Shurtleff

May 27, 2020

My grandfather, but Pop-Pop is what I always called you. I have some of the fondest memories of learning to read with you. That ABC book was my favorite. I was happy that you were able to use that same book to read my first child, Jonathon Jr. I was hoping that you could read it once more to Colton, my second child. Sometimes life is too short, but life with you was always full of love and laughter and maybe that's why it seems so short. We can never have enough of those two things, love and laughter. I now rest easy with your smile and love watching over us...and I'm sure you are making someone else happy up there, just like you always did. Give Butch and Penny a pat on the back and tell everyone we miss them too. I love you Pop-Pop, thanks for all the love because I will forever carry your example within myself. Good people like you never truly leave, they continue to carry on with those they were closest too. With that being said, when I read that book to Colton, know I'm thinking of you. I love you Pop-Pop.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY