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James "Jim" Leroy Torbit

October 1, 1936 ~ May 14, 2019 (age 82)

Jacksonville, NC – James  "Jim” L. Torbit, 82, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 2:00pm at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel with the Rev. Charles McKinney officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Onslow Memorial Park.

          Jim was a retired HM1 with the U.S. Navy.

          His first wife, Evelyn Torbit, along with his children, Ron Lancaster and Jim Torbit, Jr precede him in death.

          Survivors include his wife, Barbara Torbit of the home; children, Donna Craft (Virgil) of Hubert, Kimberly Torbit (Keith) of Jacksonville, Ralph Sheffield (Kathy) of Vanceboro, Beatrice Crosby (Mark) of Charlotte, Kim Grau (Jim) of Spotsylvania, VA and Denise Cope (Alan) of Wilmington; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

          The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm on Saturday, prior to the service.

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