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
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.