James William Ace

June 11, 1944 - May 28, 2021
James William Ace

James William Ace, 76 of Hampstead, NC, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021,at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

He was born June 11, 1944 in Vestal, NY, to the late Gerald and Leona Ace. Jim is survived by his wife, Gail Ace, sister Merle Zimmer, daughters Stephanie Taylor and DeAnne Chryst. Jim
and Gail were married 51 years and have 8 grandchildren.

Jim served in the US Navy and worked most of his life as an engineer with IBM and then he and Gail retired to the NC coast where he was actively involved in Faith Harbor UMC and Emmaus
community.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Faith Harbor UMC in Surf City on Friday, June 4 at 2 pm. Receiving line from 1-1:45 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Faith Harbor UMC Building Fund (faithharbortopsail.com), The Anchor UMC (anchorwilmington.com) or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare hospice center.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the
dead.” 1 Peter 1:3

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  • May 30, 2021
    Bob Detor says:
    The beer refrigerator in the Vestal basement and the the miniature trailer we played cards waiting for rain to stop before we broke the chain saws trying to clear the woods. Gail I tried to email but think you address changed! Hug those kids!

  • June 03, 2021
    Russ and Eileen Jones says:
    We are sad to hear of Jim’s passing. We have been reminiscing about the good times with both of you. Thank you for easing our transition to Raleigh. We would love to hear from you.

  • June 14, 2021
    Liz VanBilliard says:
    Love to Gail and girls and their families. Love to Gail and girls and families. Lowell died in 2019.