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James Earl Chestnutt, 69

BURGAW — James Earl Chestnutt, 69, of Burgaw passed peacefully from his earthly life Saturday, January 29, 2022, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born November 11, 1952 in Duplin County, the son of John Earl Chestnutt and Myrtle Rogers Chestnutt. In addition to his parents James was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn Chestnutt and Steve Chestnutt.

James is survived by his daughter, Lauren Coburn (Zach); son, Jason E. Chestnutt (Lisa); grandchildren, Jason Thomas “JT” Chestnutt, Lina Chestnutt, Eliza Coburn, and another Coburn to be born in the Spring; his former spouse and best friend, Betsy Chestnutt; sisters, Gail Quinn and Brenda Avent; many extended family and numerous friends.

James was a long-time faithful member of Burgaw United Methodist Church.

He worked at Dupont, taking early retirement and continued working until his recent illness. After Dupont, James worked with Quinn McGowen Funeral Home. He then took the opportunity to become a real estate appraiser in which he worked until toward the end of his illness. James handled his illness like the champ that he was.

James loved his family and took every opportunity to visit his children no matter how far away they were. Every year James orchestrated a barbeque cook out for family and friends. He loved this time of fellowship with those he loved. James was kind, compassionate, and a plain-spoken man. James was loved and will be missed.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Burgaw United Methodist Church with memorial service beginning at 11:00 am in the church sanctuary.                     

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A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.

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