Nov. 29, 1935-Sept. 23, 2018 

James Earl Stott, 82, passed away Sunday night, Sept. 23, 2018, at Durham Ridge Assisted Living Center in Durham. 

A native of Sims in Wilson County, he was one of three sons born to the late Selby Anderson Stott and Annie Moore Williams Stott.

After having served in the United States Army as a young man, he was employed as news reporter/ announcer for several news and radio stations including WLSE of Greensboro and WFMY-TV, affiliated with Wallace, N.C., in the early part of his career .

He later served in public relations with the state of North Carolina.

In his retirement years, he took on the role of being the neighborly caretaker, providing boxes of food, clothing and other necessities for needy friends and acquaintances in the areas where he lived.

During this time, his place of residence was the Davis Street Apartments in Mount Olive, which he called home for numerous of years. 

Mr. Stott is survived by a daughter, Allyson Knight and husband, Dennis, of Moxee, Wash.; a son, Channing Stott of Wake Forest; and two brothers, Kenny Stott of Raleigh and Ronnie Stott and wife, Sue, of Wilmington. 

A service to remember his life will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive, followed by a time of reminiscing and sharing of condolences with the family.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial gifts be made to Durham Ridge Assisted Living Facility/Memory Care, 3420 Wake Forest Highway, Durham, N.C., 27703, or Wounded Warrior Project (in support of PTSD causes), P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.

A Tyndall service, Mount Olive, N.C.

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