The Rev. Dr. James Carl Rouintree, 88, of Riverbend Rd., Pearisburg, VA, departed this life for his heavenly home while at church Wednesday evening, January 19, 2011. Born in West Plains, Missouri on December 26, 1922, he was a son of the late Joe and Bessie Spears Rouintree. Pastor Rouintree served his Lord as a minister of The Gospel for over fifty years; the last ten years of his ministry being in Pearisburg Christ Fellowship in Pearisburg, VA. He completed his undergraduate work in Springfield, MO and earned his Doctorate at Eden Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He was a veteran of the U S Army, WW II.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Blanche Squires Rouintree; his son and daughter-in-law Joe Kenneth and Louise Rouintree of Oilton, OK; his daughter and son-in-law Carla Sue and Michael Hubbard of Spring Lake MI; his grandchildren Nicole Morgan, Jeremy Rouintree, Candace Harvey, Jordan Rouintree, Andrew Hubbard and Peter Hubbard; his seven great-grandchildren; and his step sister Marilyn Smith of Anderson, IN.
A visitation time will be open to the public Sunday from four until six pm at Pearisburg Christ Fellowship Church where his body will lie in state. The family will receive friends at the church Monday evening from five until seven pm. Funeral services will be conducted at Pearisburg Christ Fellowship Church Monday evening at seven pm with Pastor Greg Cox officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains, MO. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contribution be made to The General Mission Fund in care of Pearisburg Christ Fellowship, 104 Elm St., Pearisburg, VA 24134 (These funds will be divided equally between the missions in India, Russia, Ghana, and Mexico as Pastor Rouintree had a holy burden for the mission work. The Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke is serving the Rouintree Family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.