James Michael “Mike” House

December 29, 1948 - March 13, 2024
James Michael “Mike” House

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James Michael “Mike” House, born December 29, 1948 passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 13, 2024 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Mike was born in Durham, NC to James Aubrey House & Wanda Gibbs House. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Frank Wayne House. He is survived by his wife Catherine House, his son Doug House, wife Denise, his sister Susan Byers and husband Mike, nephew Chris and family, his sister Jennifer House and husband Trevor Welborne, his step son Aaron Heffner, and his grandchildren Makayla, Davis, Camille, & Cohen.

Mike was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force & worked in the automotive industry for 50 plus years. He loved the Tarheels, cars, shagging, and never met a stranger. We will have a celebration of life on Sunday, April 14th 2024 at 1:00. The celebration will be held at Salters Haven Clubhouse in Hampstead, NC. Casual attire & light colors are suggested, Carolina blue if you have it.

Cathy & Doug would like to thank everyone who participated in Mike’s care especially Rebecca, Theresa, Nick, & Breanna with Lower Cape Fear LifeCare. They are truly angels on earth.

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  • April 14, 2024
    Kirk Biddle says:
    Mike was great friend. Always enjoyed seeing him and talking Tar Heels sports.

  • April 13, 2024
    Cheryl Jenkins says:
    Mike was an amazing man, kind, caring, funny, and just all-around great guy. He will be missed by all that we’re blessed to know him. ❤️

  • April 10, 2024
    Helen Edwards says:
    A huge admiration for this kind Man. He always spoke of everyone in kind. He was always a friend that would listen and give soulful advice. He shared a Birthday with my Dad, the two would see each other and enjoy stories. You will be missed my sweet friend, and I am more than honored to have known you! Rest in Peace, many prayers and tons of love to your Family! Helen Edwards

  • April 05, 2024
    cherry hilliard says:
    Mike, i think that I am jealous of you getting to be with Dell and Frankie. I didn't see you much anymore, but I always thought of you. Prayers are with Cathy, Doug and the rest of the family. love you!!! cherry

  • March 26, 2024
    Katie Torres says:
    Rest in heaven Mike. It was a pleasure working with you at Ford til that Covid shutdown ruined it for a lot of us. Thank you for your advice and the laughter. My favorite was the time in the porters lane sitting outside and just chatting about grandkids. You are missed already. God speed my friend.