James Edward Bury

May 2, 1938November 20, 2021

James Edward Bury, Sr., 83, of Greensboro passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Heritage Greens. He was the husband of the late Carol Ann Bury.

Born on May 2, 1938 in Fort Wayne, IN he was the son of the late John and Elsie Bury. Jim was a Master Plumber who owned Southern Air until 1993 and also was an amazing entrepreneur who loved helping others start their businesses. After his son and wife passed away, he was the owner of Little Johns Tattoo, which was started by his son, Little John. Jim also enjoyed playing cards and bowling.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jim is preceded in death by a son, Little John Bury; brother, John Bury; and sister, Margie Gaertner.

Jim is survived by his children, Jim Bury, Jr. and wife Brenna of Raleigh, Jassen Bury of Greensboro, and Jami Bury Forsch and husband Robert of Lynchburg, VA; six grandchildren, Jasminn Bury, Leithia Eppard, Alan Eppard, Jennifer Forsch, James Bury, III, and Jordyn Bury; seven great grandchildren, Jayla Bury, Kymani-John Reaves, Ty’Jean Polite, Alaya Clark, Natalie McFadden, Blake Forsch, and Ember Eppard.

There will be no formal services at this time.


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James Edward Bury

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Michael Yow

November 25, 2021

Dear Bury family… I just learned of your Dad’s death! I am so sad to hear this news. I loved your Dad… he was awesome! Please accept my condolences! Sending our thoughts and prayers!

Deanna White

November 22, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jassen. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.