James H. Prince III

June 21, 1960 - July 11, 2015
James H. Prince III

James H. Prince III, age 55, of Wilmington passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born June 21, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late James H. Prince Jr. and Ruth Dolan Prince. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by Carole Cardwell, his other beloved mother.

James loved cars and was a mechanic by trade who followed the NASCAR races every Sunday. He enjoyed being on the water and loved to spend time with family and friends fishing. James was a devoted father, brother and friend and will be missed by all.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving daughter, Jamie Ann Walden of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Jade Walden and McKenzie Walden; brothers, William Michael Pritchard and wife Betty; Coy Cardwell and wife Jewel; sisters, Linda “Suzy” Crane, Lisa Cocougher, Brandi Prince, and Carrie Cardwell Parrick and husband Leonard, and numerous other loving family members and friends. A special thank you to Larry and Patricia, also John and Amanda, for all your help and support during this time.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the United Advent Christian Church, 4912 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • July 13, 2015
    Chuck Stanley says:
    There was not a single person Jimmie (Mudminnow) ever met he looked upon as anything other than a friend. He had a special charm that was contagious, my life has been blessed by having him consider me one of his friends. RIP our friend, you were taken way too soon.

  • July 14, 2015
    John McDow says:
    More than a neighbor and fishing partner, Jimmy was my good friend. He will forever hold a place in my memories as a kind, giving, caring man that so many loved. You will be missed until we meet again in that great blue water in the sky. RIP Jimmy

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