James Monroe Howie Jr.

james howie

February 15, 1958 ~ May 18, 2024

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC

James Monroe Howie, Jr., 66, of Swannanoa, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Born February 15, 1958 in Buncombe Co., James was a son of the late James Monroe Howie and Jeanette Bradley Howie.

He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca, Samantha (Ryan) and Alisa; granddaughters, Hannah and Everleigh; siblings, Letha (Boone), Kevin (the late Judy) and Ellen (Chuck); his beloved dog, Hershey; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24 in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike McGuire officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 5:00 p.m.


Visitation: May 24, 2024 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Memorial Service: May 24, 2024 6:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. My prayers are with you all! My deepest condolences and sympathy! May tge God of hope offer each of you the peace that surpasses all understanding! Loss is so hard! I pray that you all are able to cherish each special memory made. Love and prayers for all of you!

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss I’ve known James all my life I think we are all cousins down the line . James was always a caring person always giving me a hug every time he seen me . He will be missed greatly. My prayers go out to all the family

  3. I grew up knowing James and his family. James was always kind and sweet to me and I have fond memories of him when I was a kid. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. Praying for you all during this time. I pray you feel God’s loving arms & comfort.

  5. My deepest condolences to the family. James and I had a lot of good times that I will always treasure. He was a wonderful man.

  6. James was a very kind man. He never passed up the chance to stop and chat a while. I’m praying for the family and friends. Rest easy my friend!

  7. Letha, Ellen, Kevin and the rest of James family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have known you all all my life as we all grew up in Bee Tree. Cherish your memories and know that he may not be her in person but he is always with you in your memories. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  8. My heart is so broken 💔. James was so funny, always laughing and telling jokes. He once said my hair didn’t turn grey it just turned loose. I will miss seeing him and talking to him. I talked to him Friday,he had left a message that said hey sissy it’s your brother give me a call I love you bye. I will cherish it. The memories are in the millions, too many to count and glad I have them. He had the best heart. Anyone he met was a friend and he lived by the golden rule.I know he has his legs back and is probably sitting on a river fishing with Mother, Daddy, Johnny and Steven. They all liked to fish. I look forward to the day we are all back together. What a day of rejoicing that will be, when we all see Jesus!!! Fly high James I Love you!!!

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Praying God gives you comfort and peace. Love to all

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