A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Christ Way Church, 4401 Sumner School Road, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27406, with the Rev. Doug Huff officiating. Family visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m.
James was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late Henry Frank and Ona Certin Nolen. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired as a Highway Patrolman after many years of service. He was a huge NASCAR fan. One of his favorite memories was being on security detail for the Firecracker 400 with Richard Petty. He then worked as a truck driver for more than 12 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Scoggins Nolen; and brother, Ralph Nolen.
James is survived by his children, Jena Kirkman and husband, Jonathan, and Wendy Rivers and husband, Charles, of Statesville, North Carolina, and Kenneth Nolen, of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Joshua Kirkman and Justin Kirkman, Crystal Ledbetter, Frank Ledbetter, Douglas Nolen, Bridgitte Rivers, Nicholas Rivers and Jeremy Rivers; great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Kali Kirkman, Jerimya, Destiny and Ally Ledbetter, Nikki and Katie Preston, Ian — Jake and Haley Rivers, Michelle and Noah Rivers; and great-great-grandson, William Robert Hughes.
Memorials should be made to the Christ Way Church, 4401 Sumner School Road Greensboro, North Carolina 27406, in memory of James.
Online condolences may be sent to haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com. Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Nolen family.