James DeForest Kreger, Jr., 71, passed away, Monday, December 17, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House, surrounded by his family.

A Memorial Service will be held  2:00 PM, Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Westover Church in the Atrium, 505 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC.

James was born in Des Moines, IA, on February 24, 1947. He graduated from the University of Iowa and served his country in the United States Navy. He worked for many years in auto sales, retiring from Mercedes-Benz of Greensboro.  James was a member of Westover Church in Greensboro. He enjoyed meeting and talking with all kinds of people. James loved his family very much and time spent with his grandchildren was precious to him. He was known to be a prankster and also enjoyed a good day of fishing.  James is the son of the late James, Sr. and Willette Jacobsen Kreger and was preceded in death by brother: Donnie Kreger.

James is survived by his wife, of 50 years, Kathy; daughters: Amanda Kreger Turner and husband Tom, of Rolesville,  Courtney Kreger Queen and husband Shaun, of Southern Pines; grandchildren: Gannon and Jillian Turner, Grace and Audrey Queen; sisters: Becky Bales and husband Pete, Melissa Van Patten and husband Mike, Joanne Kreamer and husband Dirk; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Powell Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kreger Family.

Condolences may be shared at pinesfunerals.com


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  1. Kathy and girls,
    Gary and I were so sadden to hear of Jim passing. Praying for God to give you all the strength you need. Take Care.

  2. You were always a fun cousin to be with.-  Both you and Greg passed too soon in your lives.-  We love you and your beautiful family, you were part of a huge gorgeous Jacobsen as well as Kreger- family here and I am sure all those who preceded- you are the

  3. Kathy and family, Len saw this on FB. –  So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.-  Len and I think of you all often and reminisce of our times together and the many prayers we have shared.-  I know Jim is with the Lord and free.-  Love to you!

  4. Kathy, I am so sorry for the recent death of your husband. I pray that you will find comfort through memories, friends and family in the days ahead.

  5. You have my deepest sympathy. However, there is a future hope found in Isaiah 25:8 where it states ‘ He will swallow up death forever’. Hopefully, this scripture will bring you comfort. Once again, you have my deepest sorrows.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss.-  May the ‘God of all comfort’ be with you during this difficult time.-  I have personally found comfort in the promise at 1 Corinthians 15:26 where it states that very soon ‘death will be brought to nothing’.-  Then, we have

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