Rev. Jim R. WollenschlagerAugust 13, 1930 - December 01, 2012
Rev. Jim R. Wollenschlager (Pastor Jim),82, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.He was born in Port Huron, MI on August 13, 1930. A homecoming celebration will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:00PM at Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro with Pastor Robert Hall and Pastor Nelson Hatcher officiating. Interment will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reinhold and Katherine Wollenschlager, and a grandson, Matthew Carroll.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ramona Louise (Sample) Wollenschlager; two daughters, Glenda Obrien of Pittsburgh, PA and Cheryl Ann Reed of Roanoke, VA; son, James Mark Wollenschlager and wife Jeryl of Swansboro, NC. 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Mensinger of Port Huron, MI; many nieces and nephews.
Rev. Wollenschlager was a Baptist minister for 60 years and was ordained to the ministry by First Baptist Church, Maysville, NC in 1953.
He was the founder and director of Camp Faith in Penn Runn, PA, which was a youth camp that served many. Since moving to NC in 1979, he served many churches as an interim pastor.
He is loved and will be missed by many. He touched many lives.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 122 Thompson St., Jacksonville, NC 28540.