James Fairfull

January 8, 1934 - March 11, 2014
James Fairfull


Mr. James Fairfull, 80, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Mr. Fairfull was born in Airdrie Scotland on January 8th 1934 and graduated Airdrie high school in 1952. He worked on the British railroad untill 1954 when he went into the Royal Air Force as a Lance Corporal for 2 years.  He came to the US in 1957 and worked for PSE&G in NJ as a lineman and was promoted to their lab as a test engineer. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Trench in 1957.

James leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Mary; his three sons, Thomas, James and Andrew; three grandchildren, Janet, James and Andrew; one great granddaughter, Peyton Jalbert; two sisters, Margaret Veldhoven of Manchester England and Catherine Whellans of Airdrie Scotland; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews in Scotland and in England.

There will be a memorial service held 11AM, Saturday, March 15, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 500 Kenwood Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28405.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.

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  • March 15, 2014
    Alison Snead says:
    Mary, my heart breaks for you and your family. Jim will always hold a very special place in my heart. I love you both dearly. Lee and I are so sorry we can not be there for you right now. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers always. Thank you for sharing Jim with us for all of those years. Jim will be missed by all that knew and love him so much. We truly have a Angel watching over us.

  • March 15, 2014
    Lee and Alison Snead says:
    Expressions of Sympathy Lee and Alison Snead has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

  • March 12, 2014
    Paula and Tom LaVenia says:
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Jim was such a good man. He will be missed by so many. Please know we are close by if there is anything you need. Love, Paula and Tom

  • March 12, 2014
    robert kelly says:
    sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  • March 12, 2014
    Carolyn Evans says:
    I loved Jim, He was a beloved member of my church. Very faithful, and loved by all. I will miss him very much. Much love to all his family members. RIP Jim. A soldier of God!! Carolyn Evans