James Paul “Jim” Deeter, 74, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly early Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam.
Jim enjoyed traveling, eating out, especially at McDonald’s in Southport, and stock car racing. He was formerly employed with Traffic Control and Signal Company for many years as the company manager.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel Deeter; and son, Jimmy Deeter.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, E.J.
His wife would like to express gratitude to the Oak Island Police and emergency staff for their heroic efforts and compassion.
Jim was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Southport. He was a man of prayer and depended on God. A funeral Mass will be held at noon, Tuesday, April 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The family will hold visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held in Cape Fear Memorial Park. A reception will be held after the burial at the church.
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