James “Jim” Talmadge Burbage Jr.

July 21, 1959 - December 28, 2023
James “Jim” Talmadge Burbage Jr.

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James Talmadge Burbage Jr., affectionately known as Jim, passed away after an extended stay at ECU Medical Center. Born on July 21, 1959, Jim lived a fulfilling life surrounded by his loved ones and pursuing his passions.

Jim dedicated many years of his career as a sales consultant at Buckman’s Auto Supply, where he shared his expertise and built lasting relationships with customers. Outside of work, Jim found immense joy in the world of race car driving. He spent countless hours on the race track, showcasing his skills and earning numerous titles at East Carolina Motor Speedway. His talent and determination were truly remarkable.

Music was another passion that brought Jim immense happiness. He was a member of the Cattle Axe Band, where he showcased his talents as a bass guitarist and lead singer. Jim’s love for music was evident in every note he played and every lyric he sang.

Jim is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Doris Burbage, his father, James T. Burbage Sr., and his sister, Barbara Burbage Paul. He leaves behind a loving family and friends, including his mother, Mary Frances “Fran” Norman Burbage, and his brothers, Donald and Tom Burbage.

Funeral services for Jim will be announced soon, and Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Burbage family during this difficult time. As we gather to remember and celebrate Jim’s life, let us cherish the memories we shared with him and find solace in the legacy he leaves behind.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday January 7, 2024 at 3:00 PM located at St. Clair’s Church of Christ, 9814 NC-99 Bath, NC 27808 followed by a committal at church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Service on Sunday January 7, 2024 at 2:00 PM.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation by
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May Jim’s soul find eternal peace, and may his family and friends find comfort in the cherished moments they shared with him.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Burbage family.

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  • January 06, 2024
    Kerrie Grant says:
    I have always called my Poppa Jimmy. And am so heartbroken about his passing. Shocked is an understatement. I will remember and miss him forever. His stepdaughter, Kerrie Lanette.

  • January 06, 2024
    william barr says:
    prayers to family will miss jim may he RIP

  • January 06, 2024
    Aaron Wells says:
    Godspeed big brother I will always be grateful for your friendship and job placement assistance you were always there to help me in my time of need when fed up with the body shop world. RIP

  • January 05, 2024
    Steve Sullivan says:
    Prayers for Mrs Fran ,Tom , and Don....

  • January 05, 2024
    Steve Sullivan says:
    Praying for your family Don and Tom...

  • January 05, 2024
    Michelle Mason says:
    Thoughts and prayers to Ms. Fran and all of the family during this difficult time. Love you all.

  • January 04, 2024
    Jade Harris says:
    Very sorry to hear that Jim has passed away. Your family has suffered many sad losses in not so many years! Try to give each other strength in the times ahead and remember your loved ones that have gone ahead of the rest of you. Barbara and now Jim is too much for you to bear. My thoughts are with you all and I wish it's a long time before you have to go through anything like this again.

  • January 04, 2024
    Kathy & Mark Rinker says:
    Sending prayer to all of the family Esp Mama Fran he was a good man with a big heart always had a smile and a joke he will sure be missed but our loss is Heavens gain so Fly Hi till we meet again

  • January 04, 2024
    Kathy & Mark Rinker lit a candle:
    Lit since January 4, 2024 at 1:43:24 PM

  • January 04, 2024
    Kenneth Brabble says:
    God speed to you my dear friend. My condolences to the family. I could share hundreds of stories Jim and I shared over the years selling paint and helping with his racing. Man, could we argue too. You will truly be missed!

  • January 04, 2024
    Mark and Nora Jo Woolard says:
    So sorry for your loss. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers and May God continue to bless each of you.

  • January 03, 2024
    Joyce Cutler says:
    Dear Fran and Family, Thinking of you and sending much love and many prayers. Joyce Cutler♥️

  • January 03, 2024
    Sharon Howery says:
    I have known Jimmy for many years and there was not a time that when we saw each other that we told each other “love ya”! I know he is right where He wanted to be, back with Doris, sister and dad! Fly high buddy and take rest! Prayers for the family!

  • January 03, 2024
    Julian Cutler- BHS Class of 78 says:
    Deepest sympathy

  • January 03, 2024
    Heidi Jernigan Smith says:
    Our family will love the entire Burbage family to the finish line and beyond. Jim and Doris were so helpful to me during a difficult period of my life and for that I am eternally grateful. I rejoice their heavenly reunion.

  • January 03, 2024
    Tammy Burbage Galog says:
    To my cousin Jim you will be missed but not forgotten you were a man of many talents I remember watching you race and me and John playing in the band Cattle Axe with you those were the best days! You had a kind heart but if we got out of line you pulled us back in where we needed to be my heart is broken but I know I will see you again. To the family stay strong and keep the Faith Jim is resting now my heart is also with y’all! Love Tammy and John!