James Richard Sullivan, 80, of Havelock, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at his home.

James Richard Sullivan, 80, of Havelock, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at his home.

He served in the National Guard from 1953 to 1958 and was employed with Avco for more than 30 years. He was also involved with the Apollo space program.

Graveside service with military honors will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Amariah Garner Cemetery with Father Greg Spencer officiating.

He is survived by three sons, Kevin Sullivan, Dennis Sullivan of Orange, Mass., and Christopher Sullivan; two daughters, Tracy Love of Havelock and Leigh Sullivan of Wilmington, Mass; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Munden Funeral Home.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Fund, Sudan Temple, P.O. Box 490, New Bern, NC 28560.