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James Calvin Herlocker, Jr.

August 3, 1944 — January 8, 2024


James Calvin Herlocker, Jr., 79, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, January 8, 2024 at his home.

Junior was born August 3, 1944 in North Carolina to the late James Calvin Herlocker, Sr. and the late Mabel Speights Herlocker. 
He was also preceded in death by sisters, Linda Sue (Dickie) Sides and Carolyn (Butch) Sides and brother, Keith Herlocker; sisters-n-law, Eva Mae Almond and Freida Almond; brother-in-law Larry Almond; and mother-in-law, Pauline Almond.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, January 12, 2024 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Homeland Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Ronnie Pugh, located at 1224 West Oakwood Avenue, Albemarle NC 28001.  Burial will immediately follow at the Stanly Gardens of Memory at 2001 East Main St., Albemarle.

Junior was married for 57 years to the love of his life, Margaret, and had two beautiful daughters, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  He loved his family with all his heart and soul.   Junior was the greatest role model and a loving and supportive Husband, Daddy, Pawpaw, Uncle, and friend as any one could ever ask for.  He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in any way.  Junior attended Badin School.  He loved farming with his grandpa and uncles.  He worked as a mechanic throughout his life and retired from the NC DOT.  Junior loved fishing, camping, boating, lawnmower pulling, beach trips, traveling, gardening, working in his yard and home, football, and NASCAR.  His most recent project was restoring his 1965 Chevy pickup with the help of his loving nephew, Brian Almond.  But his most cherished moments were spent with his loving family, especially his grandkids because they always came first.  Saved by God's amazing grace, Junior is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior along with all the precious family that have gone on before him.

Survivors include wife of 57 years, Margaret A. Herlocker of the home; daughters, Angie (Ronnie) Pugh and Krystal Carriker, all of Albemarle; grandchildren, Jody Carriker, Tayler Carriker, Alex Carriker, Samantha Pugh (Sammy Stapp), and Brady Pugh; great-grandchildren, Hayden Carriker, Shea Stamper, Grayson Carriker, and Waylon James; brother, Tommy (Patsy) Herlocker; brother-in-law, W.D. Almond; and sisters-in-law, Pat Almond and Linda Herlocker.

Memorials may be made to Homeland Baptist Church of Albemarle, P. O. Box 114, Albemarle, NC 28002 and Tillery Compassionate Care of Albemarle,

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Herlocker family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 12, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hartsell Funeral Home - Albemarle

522 N 2nd St, Albemarle, NC 28001

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 13, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stanly Gardens of Memory

2001 E Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001

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