James H. Farlow, Jr.

April 12, 1979 - May 23, 2017
James H. Farlow, Jr.


James (Jay) Hopkins Farlow Jr. of Wilmington, NC, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the age of 38. Jay is survived by his parents James and Paula Farlow, his sister Jamie Mayo and husband Ace, all of Wrightsville Beach, his sister Lydia Meadows and husband Travis of Wilmington, and sister Redding Soderberg and husband Tom of Myrtle Beach, as well as five nieces and nephews whose faces lit up on his arrival.

Upon graduation from John T. Hoggard High School, Jay attended Appalachian State University in Boone. He was known for his welcoming smile, which would light up a room. Jay had a huge love for music, always singing or humming his new favorite tune. His creative talents included violinist, guitarist, singer, dancer, actor, and he could really jam on the harmonica.

Family and friends will gather at Wrightsville Beach Park amphitheater on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM to celebrate Jay’s life with music and remembrance. Bring a chair or a blanket, and of course, a smile.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Fellowship Hall P.O. Box 13890 Greensboro, NC 27415. 336.621.3381

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.


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  • June 02, 2017
    Stacy Doster says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  • June 01, 2017
    Lobo says:
    Jay my brother, my friend. You always knew how to charm everyone . You will be missed my friend. But I know you will be looking down on us. Much love.

  • June 01, 2017
    Jen Friedlander says:
    My heart goes out to the entire Farlow family. When I knew Jay, he was such a sweetheart and super talented. I thought of him as a younger brother. He will always be that dynamic, talented, fun loving, caring, thoughtful, funny friend that has always and will always remain in a special place in my heart. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love, light and many warm hugs to you.

  • June 01, 2017
    Marci Fontaine says:
    Jim, Paula and entire Farlow family.... I am so sorry to hear about Jay. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and hugs.

  • June 01, 2017
    Harold and Inis Chappell says:
    So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.