James Barnett Lynch

June 21, 1937 - March 7, 2021
James Barnett Lynch


James B. Lynch, 83, of Wilmington, NC died March 7, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

Mr. Lynch was born June 21, 1937 in Lakewood, OH to Nelson and Mary Lynch.

On September 3, 1960, he married his wife of 60 years. They resided in McLean, VA where he worked as an electrical contractor for EC Ernst Company. Together, they raised three children.

He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed gardening, week-end trips and summer vacations to Wrightsville Beach, NC. He was a devoted Washington Football Team fan and had fun playing board games (especially Monopoly) with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; three children: Susan, Debra and Michael; son-in-law John; five grandchildren: Sarah, Nicole, Evan, Ian and Nina; three great-grandchildren: William, Josephine and Gideon; nieces: Michelle, Sonja and Tonya; nephews: Roy, Van, Donny and Gary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John, and nephew, Charles (Terry).

Service is at 2:00PM Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation. Reverend Jay Young will officiate the service. Light refreshments following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • March 10, 2021
    Chris Bridges says:
    Amanda and I are very sad to hear about the loss of Uncle Jimmy. I have many fond memories of Uncle Jimmy, especially our long talks while I was staying with Debbie in Richmond. Our hearts go out to Aunt Margaret and the rest of the family. We will be thinking of you and praying for God’s strength and comfort. We love you, Chris and Amanda Bridges

  • March 10, 2021
    Judy and Mike DellaRipa says:
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • March 11, 2021
    Michelle says:
    If you knew Uncle Jimmy, you loved him. I remember visiting him and Aunt Margaret when they lived in McLean. He knew I loved dogs and he would always make time to spend with me in the backyard to play with Ginger, the family dog. As I got older, he was many times like a dad to me- always there to listen with a warm heart and kind words. I will miss him very much. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • March 11, 2021
    Alison Walton says:
    Uncle Jimmy you always had a different perspective on situations that would crack me up. Then there'd you go to the naughty chair. I'll miss you and your hijinks but I know I'll see you again someday. Love you Aunt Margaret, Debbie, Michael and Susan

  • March 11, 2021
    ben Federspiel says:
    I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with Debbie and John and the rest of the family