JACKSONVILLE - James M. Montague, 90, died Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Onslow Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday at First Christian Church. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
A retired Captain with the US Marine Corps, he served 30 years and was a WWII veteran and veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired in 1975 and continued to work for civil service at the commissary as Manager of the produce department. He retired from civil service after 15 years.
James love for the Marine Corp was only matched by his love for his family, friends and neighbors. During the past 20 years, every Tuesday you would find him with his ROMEO friends….Retired Old Men Eating Out…. cooking and sharing life’s stories. Jim and his wife Helen owned a “cottage” at Surf City and enjoyed grilling and cooking for his family and friends. He took great pleasure spending time on his boat with his grandchildren waterskiing and fishing.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Semper Fidelis Lodge No. 680 and the Motor Transport Association.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Helen L. Montague of the home; two daughters, Denise Montague of the home and Robin York and her husband, Randy York of Surf City; two grandchildren, Shaun York and his wife, Sarah of Wilmington and Dustin York of Wilmington; one great-granddaughter, Hope Edna York; and one great-grandson, Houston Alan York.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 PM at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.
Although flowers are welcomed, memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
The family would like to thank all the devoted nurses, doctors and personnel who attended him while at Onslow Memorial Hospital.