James Belden Sly Jr., 84, gave Surf City fishing pier tours to Durham Academy children

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James Belden Sly Jr.
James Belden Sly Jr.

James Belden Sly Jr., of Surf City, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, safeside ranger and former employee of New Kent Sheriff’s Office in New Kent County, Virginia, died June 15, 2015, at the age of 84.

He was an avid fisherman and loved to volunteer with the sea turtles. His fishing pier tours were a favorite tradition of the children of Durham Academy when they would travel for day trips to Surf City.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sandra; daughter, Donna (Marc); granddaughter, Hannah; grandsons, Stuart and Bradley, of Richmond, Virginia; and brother, Newell (Marilyn) of Mystic, Connecticut.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel, 17740 Hwy. 17 N., Hampstead.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 2095, Surf City, NC 28445.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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