Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:48

James Upton Altimus Sr.

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ELLERBE — James “Jim” Upton Altimus Sr., 84, passed away at his home in Ellerbe Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, 2021, following a period of declining health.


A native of Pennsylvania, he was born May 12, 1936, a son of the late Russell J. and Grace Helman Altimus.

He and his wife of 63 years, Marianne “Kay” Altimus, had lived in North Carolina for 28 years since he retired as an accountant with AT&T. He also served in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1962. He was an avid golfer and when he couldn’t be on the golf course, he thoroughly enjoyed gardening. He was a member of the Ellerbe United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he leaves behind five children, Jacqueline “Jacki” Sherman (Mike) of Maryland, James “Jim” Altimus Jr. (Lois) of Arkansas, Traci Gomiller of Ellerbe, Bobbi Greenfield (John) of Maryland and Lori Reynolds of Ellerbe; a sister, Jean Kisic of Belsano, Pennsylvania; and a brother, Richard “Dick” Altimus of Newberg, Maryland. Ten grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Other than his parents, two sisters, five brothers and one granddaughter also preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends at the home (144 Grey Fox Road, Ellerbe) on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 5 until 8 p.m. A private memorial service for the family will be conducted at a later date.

Carter Funeral Home is serving the Altimus family. Condolences may be posted online at www.carterfuneral.net.