CHARLOTTE, N.C. – James R. Rawlings, Jr., age 77, formerly of Warren, entered into eternal rest Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, S.C. He was born August 12, 1943 in Warren, the son of James R. Rawlings, Sr. and Ollie Mae Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Warren until he moved to Charlotte in June, 2016.
Mr. Rawlings graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and earned an associate’s degree from Kent State University. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired from Packard Electric and was a member of New Creation Bible Fellowship. He enjoyed reading, music, watching movies, and most of all, spending time with his family.
Precious memories of Mr. Rawlings live on with his one son, Reginald Rawlings (Tisha) of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Renee Freeman of Chesapeake, Va. and Sonja Draught (Damon) of Watertown, N.Y.; five grandchildren: First Lieutenant Damon Draught II, Jocelyn E. Freeman, Nicholas J. Draught, Janasi O. Rawlings, and Justin A. Draught; his dear aunt, Leola Trimble; his stepsister, Anita Jones of Birmingham, Ala.; and a host of other family and friends who loved him and thought the world of him.
Preceding him in death are his parents, James R. Rawlings, Sr. and Ollie Mae Jones; his stepfather, Hardrick Jones; his stepmother, Ruby Rawlings; and his beloved wife, Carolyn R. (Reid) Rawlings.
Services are 11:00 am Monday, November 16, 2020 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Entombmemt will follow at Pineview Memorial Park. Friends may call 10:00 to 11:00 am Monday at the funeral home. Masks are required, and social distancing practices will be observed.
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