James Irby “Jack” Carey, 81, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his home, 100 Maluli Drive, Oxford, NC.
Visitation will be on Monday 25 February, 2013 at Eakes Funeral Home, Oxford, NC from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 26 February, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Oxford Baptist Church and grave side services will be at 2:30 PM at the Crewe Cemetery, Nottoway County, VA.
Born in Richmond, VA, he was the son of the late Irby and Mabel Carey and was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernell Brooks Carey and his son, James “Jimmy” Douglas Carey and his oldest sister, Christine Glascock.
Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Jeannette Maynor Carey, his daughter, Susan Carey Frank, husband, Robert, Grandsons, Scott Frank (Tracey), Steve Frank (Shonna), 3 great grandchildren, Step-daughter Felicia H. Robinson (Mark), Deborah H. Reynolds (Phil), four step grandchildren, and four step great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Alma Carey, Burkeville, VA and Ruth Lewis, Salem, VA, 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Every day he showed his love for his family creating a lifetime of memories for each of his loved ones.
Jack retired from Central Carolina Bank as Regional Vice President. After his retirement from CCB, he formed Granville United Bank which opened in 1990. Mr. Carey served on numerous banking boards and organizations. He served two terms as Granville County Commissioner, two terms as Oxford City Commissioner, Burkeville, VA Town Council and Mayor of Burkeville, VA. He served as chief of the Oxford Auxiliary Police, Chairman of United Way, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce Board, and member of numerous Civic organizations in Oxford. He was also a member of Kerr Tar Council of Government Loan Committee. Mr. Carey will long be remembered for his many contributions to his community and his passion to make his community and city a better place.
Jack was a long time member of Oxford Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Deacons and numerous committees of the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church Music Department or Oxford Baptist Church Restoration Projects.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits. Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Carey Family.