David James Anders IV



David James Anders IV, 74, of Wilmington passed gently from his earthly life on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

He was born March 8, 1943 in Wilmington, the son of the late David James Anders III and Dixie Baker Anders Scott.

Jimmy is survived by his brother, Alton T. Anders (Patsy); sisters, Judy A. Thomas (Glenn) and Ann A. Williamson (William); and many nieces and nephews.

Jimmy was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church. He served honorably in the US Air Force, serving two of his four years as a medic in Japan. Being an honor student, Jimmy was a graduate of Cape Fear Community College. As a career he was employed with Exxon as a merchant seaman.

Prior to being consumed by mental illness and dementia, Jimmy was very intelligent, a history buff and a lover of music. For the past 40 some years during his illness, Jimmy continued to have a sweet spirit and a kind heart. The small kindnesses shown to him were very important to Jimmy and he continued to love his family.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Harmony Presbyterian Church, 7640 Wildcat Road, Harrells NC with funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Pastor Jim Owen will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home. Burgaw.