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With deepest sorrow, we announce that James Huddleston (Jamie), age 32, our most beloved son, brother, family member, and friend, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 30, 2019, in Lillington.
Jamie, from Fort Pierce, Florida, was a well accomplished, award winning angler and golfer. He was also an avid paintballer, hunter, outdoorsman, and craftsman. He was a welder by trade and a lover of laughter, life, children and animals by nature. Jamie was also known to drink a gallon of milk per day regardless of the season. He was a leader in Future Farmers of America and a blue ribbon steer recipient.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Roy Felton and Betty Jean Beal; his paternal grandparents, James Robert and Barbara Yvonne Huddleston; uncle, Tommy Garner; Fur sister, Sassy Frass (Ms. Natty) and little Rosey.
Jamie is survived by his mother, Cynthia Cobb (David); father, Russell Huddleston (Diane); brothers, John Searles, Daniel Godfrey, and Rusty Huddleston; niece, Destiny; nephews, Michael, John and Brice; Fur brother, Mr. Man (Pek Pek Head).
Jamie will be missed everyday by his parents, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, girlfriend, and many, many great friends. Thank you, James, for being a part of our lives. Our love for you will endure always.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made in honor of James Huddleston to Fort Pierce Westwood High School Future Farmers of America Program, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce, FL 34947 or to NC Department of Public Instruction School Nutrition Services Section, ATTN: Special Milk Program, 6324 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699.
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know Thee—and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the weakness of true strength.
Then I, his father will dare to whisper, “I have not lived in vain. ”
-from the poem, BUILD ME A SON, by General Douglass MacArthur