James C. Headrick

June 20, 2010
James C. Headrick

James Charles Headrick, 79, of Wilmington, NC died Sunday June 20, 2010.

James was born on October 13, 1930 in Alcoa, TN to the late James Ray and Hazel Hatcher Headrick.

James proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant after two tours of duty.

James moved to Wilmington, NC and worked at JW Jackson Beverage Company for twenty years until he retired after reaching title of Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He coached his son and local youth for many years in Babe Ruth Baseball and successfully brought the 1987 Winter Park North team to the Babe Ruth World Series.

James was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Cheryl and daughter Linda. He is survived by his son, Jay and his wife Jennifer and their children Jamison, Coleman and Zachary as well as other several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other family members. James was a son, brother, soldier, husband, father, grandfather, friend and a good man.

A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family requests no flowers, and that donations be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28401


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  • June 22, 2010
    Brenda and Riley West says:
    We just read in the paper about Jay. Jaybird, we are really sorry to read of your loss. We thought a lot of your family and quite often reminisce of our little league days and watching you grow up with Steve and Scott. Cheryl was a special lady and your dad was a special person, as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Brenda, Riley, Steve and Scott and families

  • June 23, 2010
    Caryn Carter Walsh says:
    I am terribly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Love, Caryn