James Edward Craft, 88, retired from International Nickel Company

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WILMINGTON — James Edward Craft, 88, born May 31, 1928, to Harry Charles Craft Sr. and Mildred Uzzle Craft of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Jim retired from International Nickel Company after 33 years of service. He also had 22 years of military service.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Harry Craft Jr., Jeanne C. Phillips and Robert Charles Craft.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Parker Craft; son, Mark (wife, Susan F.); daughter, Nancy C. Pearce (husband, James); granddaughter, Kristen P. Griffith (husband, Lee); sisters-in-law, Helen Craft and Doris Craft; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Andrews Market Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Andrews Market Street Chapel with Pastor Robert Keatts officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Craft’s name to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401; or College Acres Baptist Church, 702 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.