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 01, 2017
    David Baldwin says:
    I have so many fond memories of Jay. He was a great friend to me and so many others. May God bring peace to the Farlow's in this difficult time.

  • June 02, 2017
    Erin Elfers says:
    I have a fond memory of Jay driving me and some of our other friends home from Hoggard and harmonizing really beautifully to a song on the radio. To be that earnest in high school, when so many were self-conscious and trying to be cool, was really admirable to me. He was such a sweet, friendly, and funny person. Rest in peace, Jay.

  • June 01, 2017
    Chris Helak says:
    Jay was more than a friend. Our experiences growing up on Westport and beyond helped shape the foundation of who I am today. Every major event I can remember, from 5th grade through my graduation from medical school and marriage to my wife Elizabeth, Jay was a part of. We shared laughter and tears, good times and challenges. Jay, I love you. Rest In Peace.

  • June 02, 2017
    Domonique launey says:
    Redding I am so sorry and hope you know that our hearts in Wilmington are with you. We love you.

  • June 02, 2017
    Tom and Mary Elizabeth Freeman says:
    Sending thoughts and prayers to this sweet family.