James Lenon Cargile, 83, U.S. Air Force veteran

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James L. Cargile
James L. Cargile

James Lenon Cargile, 83, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in the warm embrace of his family.

He was born in Union Springs, Bullock County, Ala., on September 25, 1932, the son of the late Leonard Scott and the late Pauline Mays. James served his country with honor and distinction in the U.S. Air Force.

Left behind to mourn his passing are his beloved wife, Carolyn; and his loving children, daughters Nicole Cargile-Johnson, and her husband, Sean, LaTonya Cargile, Monique Shields, Demetra Wilson-Washington, and her husband, Anthony, and Shala Fair, and his son, Shawn Barton; and 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; his sister, Shirley Mayberry; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Together, with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Cargile Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, with Pastor Nikki Bramlett officiating.

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