SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — James Arthur Hartig, 71, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 peacefully in his home.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church with Pastor Steven Johnson officiating.
He was born on Sept. 20, 1941 to Raymond and Violet Emma Dougherty Hartig in Tacoma Park.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Beatrice “Bobbie” Hartig; mother, Violet Downie and husband, Alexander of Melbourne, Fla.; daughter, Angela Allen of Indialantic, Fla.; son, Douglas R. Hartig and wife Debra of Hughesville; granddaughters, Ashley Allen, Isabel Hartig, and Alexa Hartig; sister, Joyce Newland of Richardson, Texas; nephew, Bill Newland of Richardson; and many other extended family and friends.
Jim was a graduate of Shenandoah Valley Academy in Virginia and had an associate degree in accounting from Benjamin Franklin University. He owned and operated Arco Auto Sales in Beltsville, prior to his retirement.
He and his wife Bobbie moved to Southern Pines in 2000.
He was an active member of Yates-Thagard Baptist Church in Carthage, N.C. He strongly loved his church and family. Jim was a part-time ranger at Legacy Golf Course. He was a driver for Bill Smith Ford. Jim was an avid golfer, loved sports and although he moved to NC in 2000, he continued to be a PASSIONATE fan of the teams from Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
Memorials may be directed to the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.