James E. Deming

January 6, 1951 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 67)

James E. Deming, 67, passed away July 4, 2018. He was born January 6, 1951 in Rome, NY, where he also grew up.

James, or Jimbo, as most knew him by, served our beaches community and worked with the City of Atlantic Beach for over 25 years. He dedicated countless hours to his church, Palms Presbyterian Church. He was also a supporter of the arts and worked with IATSE, backstage hand union, in Jacksonville.  James was the biggest fan of the Jaguars, having season tickets since the inception of the team. He embodied selflessness; he was a loving worker of God, always put others before himself, a loving husband, father and friend. 

James is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Sally; son, Casey; sister, Vicki; and his mother, Sue. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25th in Palms Presbyterian Church. The family requests in honor of James, please wear a Jaguar or Hawaiian shirt, shorts, sandals or flip flops, or your most colorful outfit.

If you would like to sing with the choir, please arrive at the church at 3:00 p.m. to practice with Dr. Ronn Cummings and Lynn Radcliff. If you're an alumni Dolphin/ Eagle Art Counselor or camper, arrive at 3:00p.m. to practice with Mary Helen Solomon.

Those who would like to provide music for the reception are encouraged to bring their instruments. You will have an opportunity to speak at the reception about what "Jimbo" has meant to you. Be ready to share laughs, tears, hopes and dreams with Sally, Casey, family and friends.

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